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U.S. Department of Justice, Office of the Inspector General

Report Waste, Fraud, Abuse, or Misconduct

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) investigates allegations of fraud, waste, abuse, and misconduct by Department of Justice employees, contractors, and grantees. The OIG is an independent entity within the Department of Justice that reports to both the Attorney General and Congress on issues that affect the Department's personnel or operations.

The OIG has jurisdiction over all complaints of misconduct against Department of Justice employees, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Drug Enforcement Administration; Federal Bureau of Prisons; U.S. Marshals Service; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; United States Attorneys Offices; and employees who work in other Divisions or Offices in the Department of Justice. (The one exception is that allegations of misconduct involving Department attorneys that arise from their authority to investigate, litigate, or provide legal advice are the responsibility of the Department's Office of Professional Responsibility.)

To report alleged misconduct on employees or contractors of the former Immigration and Naturalization Service:

You may report waste, fraud, abuse, or misconduct to the OIG by mail:

    Office of the Inspector General
    U.S. Department of Justice
    Investigations Division
    950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
    Room 4706
    Washington, DC 20530


hotline: (contact information in English and Spanish): (800) 869-4499

or hotline fax: (202) 616-9881