What types of complaints are not appropriate for the IG?

The following is a list of issues that are typically not appropriate for the IG, however, anyone can contact the IG regarding the issues below:

  • Criminal allegations
  • Issues that have other means of redress (if the appropriate redress procedures are used, IGs will advise complainants that IG involvement focuses on ensuring that the complainant received due process and the protection of rights as intended by law and regulation)
  • Court-martial actions
  • Non-judicial punishment
  • Officer evaluation reports
  • Enlisted reductions
  • NCO evaluation reports
  • Type of discharge received
  • Pending or requested discharge
  • Complaints that a commanding officer has wronged a soldier
  • Financial liability investigations of property loss
  • Civilian allegations of reprisals
  • Claims
  • Issues that are not Army or Air Force related
  • Department of Defense civilian employee redress through other channels
  • Relief for cause
  • Adverse information filed in personnel records (except for allegations of reprisal)
  • Hazardous work conditions
  • Equal Employment Opportunity
  • Collective bargaining agreements
  • Appeals of adverse actions within the purview of 5 USC 7701-7703

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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?