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The Office of Inspector General (OIG) set up the FraudNet Hotline to receive reports of fraud, waste or abuse in GSA programs, including mismanagement or violations of law, rules or regulations by GSA employees or contractors.
You may remain anonymous when contacting the OIG. However, please keep in mind that our inability to contact you may limit our ability to do a complete investigation. It is our policy to honor all requests for confidentiality and not to release any information that would identify such individuals unless disclosure is unavoidable during the course of the investigation.
Please call the hotline for detailed information about the special procedures used for protecting the identities of confidential sources. See also GSA's Privacy Statement and note the privacy disclaimer below if you use our online FraudNet Form or an email message to report allegations.
Please be advised that any information submitted across the Internet is not guaranteed to be confidential because of the inherent openness of the Internet. Use of our online FraudNet Form will avoid disclosure of your email address to the FraudNet officer if you choose to remain anonymous. Exercise discretion in sending sensitive material via email because it can be intercepted by an outside party.
Contacting the FraudNet Hotline
You may contact the FraudNet hotline via voicemail, email, or the U.S. mail service. Please see the contacts information on the right for resource information. You may also submit a Fraudnet Form.
FraudNet Form: Submit a FraudNet Form. Use of the form will avoid disclosure of your email address if you choose to remain anonymous.
Email: Send an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org Your email address will be transmitted to the FraudNet Hotline officer in the heading of your message.
Telephone: 1 (800) 424-5210 (Toll free) or (202) 501-1780 (in the Washington, DC metropolitan area)
Information to Include in the Report
No matter which method of reporting you choose, please include as much detail as possible by answering the following questions:
Complaints to Office of Special CounselAs an alternative to the Office of Inspector General, you may also report wrongdoing to the U. S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC). OSC is an independent federal investigative and prosecutorial entity. OSC reviews five types of disclosures: 1) a violation of law, rule, or regulation; 2) gross mismanagement; 3) a gross waste of funds; 4) an abuse of authority; or 5) a substantial and specific danger to public health and safety. OSC will guarantee your confidentiality unless you consent to disclosure or if the disclosure of the individual's identity is necessary because of an imminent danger to public health or safety or imminent violation of any criminal law. To learn more about the disclosure process, you may call the OSC hotline at (800) 572-2249 or (202) 254-3640. Also, you can find additional information about OSC at OSC Contacts Link.
Complaints Involving Other Government Agencies
Information on how to report fraud, waste, or abuse involving other government agencies can be found at IGNet.
Last Reviewed 5/15/2008