What types of complaints are appropriate for the IG?
  • Threats to homeland security
  • Health and safety issues 
  • Trafficking in persons
  • Whistleblower reprisal military, civilian, contractor employees, non-appropriated fund employees 
  • Improper military mental health evaluations
  • Leaks of classified information
  • Bribery and acceptance of gratuities 
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Contract and procurement fraud
  • Health care fraud
  • Travel or purchase card fraud
  • Cost/labor mischarging 
  • Counterfeit or substandard parts
  • Computer crimes
  • Abuse of Authority
  • Restricting someone from seeing the IG

Any Fraud, Waste, and Abuse (FWA), violations of law, instructions, or policy should be reported through the appropriate grievance channels.

The fact that you may disagree with your supervisor(s) over management styles or have what you believe is a “personality conflict,” does not constitute an injustice or mismanagement.

If you are not sure your concern is an IG matter, contact the IG office for guidance or advice.

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1. Can I be disciplined for contacting an IG?
2. What is a “protected communication?”
3. What is “reprisal?”
4. Can I see the IG during normal duty hours?
5. What is a “third party complaint?”
6. What types of complaints are appropriate for the IG?
7. What types of complaints are not appropriate for the IG?
8. Can I talk to an IG “off the record?”
9. Who can file an IG complaint?
10. What IG do I or my family speak to if I am mobilized/deployed?
11. How do I contact the next higher level IG?
12. What information will the IG need from me?
13. Can an Inspector General order my supervisor to fix a problem?
14. Can I obtain the results of an Inspector General’s investigation/inquiry that I initiated?
15. What happens if someone knowingly provides false information to an IG?