Reporting Fraud, Waste, and Abuse
FMC employees shall promptly report to the OIG any:
- Conduct on the part of an agency employee that may be a violation of law, rules, or regulations, or mismanagement
- Fraudulent or other criminal or illegal activity on the part of any individual or entity contracting with or receiving a benefit from the agency
- Abuse of authority or a substantial and specific danger to the public health and safety
- Gross waste of funds
You may report fraud, waste, mismanagement, or misconduct involving FMC programs or employees either in the space provided below or by calling the OIG Hotline at 202-523-5865.
The OIG does not exercise program operating responsibility. Day-to-day operational issues concerning FMC programs and operations are normally addressed by agency management without OIG involvement. However, an employee should report evidence of significant waste, abuse, or mismanagement to the OIG. An employee should advise his or her supervisor that waste, abuse, or mismanagement has been reported to the OIG unless the employee believes that:
- The allegation involves possible wrongdoing on the part of his or her supervisor(s)
- Reporting to a supervisor may result in reprisal, retaliation, or revenge against the employee
You may choose to make an anonymous complaint. Please keep in mind, however, that receiving complaints anonymously often hinders our ability to investigate the complaint fully as we are generally unable to contact you for clarification or to follow-up on the information you submit.
You may also request that your identity remain confidential. In this case, the OIG will not release your name without your prior consent unless we determine that such disclosure is absolutely unavoidable during the course of an investigation or audit.
Employee Rights -- Protection from Reprisal or Retaliation
Per the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended and the Whistleblower Protection Act, 5 U.S.C. § 2302(b)(8)), no one may retaliate, or seek revenge against an employee or engage in any act of reprisal based upon the employee complaining to or cooperating with the OIG.