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Department of Defense OIG

The Department of Defense Office of Inspector General was established in 1982. The mission of the DoD OIG, as established by the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended, (5 U.S.C. Appendix); and implemented by DoD Directive 5106.01, "Inspector General of the Department of Defense," is to serve as an independent and objective office in DoD to:

a) conduct, supervise, monitor, and initiate audits, evaluations, and investigations relating to programs and operations of the Department of Defense,

b) provide leadership and coordination and recommend policies for activities designed to promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in the administration of, and to prevent and detect fraud and abuse in, such programs and operations,

c) provide a means for keeping the Secretary of Defense and the Congress fully and currently informed about problems and deficiencies relating to the administration of such programs and operations and the necessity for and progress of corrective action

Agencies Overseen: 

Department of Defense

What to Report to the OIG Hotline: 

Examples of violations to report to the DoD Hotline:

Threats to homeland security
Health and safety issues
Trafficking in persons
Leaks of classified information
Bribery and acceptance of gratuities
Counterfeit or substandard parts
Whistleblower Reprisals
Conflicts of interest
Contract and procurement fraud
Computer crimes
Health care fraud
Travel or purchase card fraud
Cost/labor mischarging

What Not to report to the OIG Hotline : 

Certain matters may be better resolved through other channels, instead of the DoD Hotline.

The following matters are NOT generally investigated by the Department of Defense Inspector General.

911 Emergencies
Minor incidents of time and attendance abuse
Minor incidents of theft of Government resources
Minor incidents of misuse of Government vehicles
Department of Defense job opportunities
DoD Incentive Awards Program suggestions
Personnel matters involving requests for individual relief
Employment related grievances and complaints against management officials
Complaints of EEO discrimination
Matters relating to the Uniform Code of Military Justice to include Article 15 appeals
Tricare complaints
DoD Contractor Compliance and Disclosure requirements
Locating a military service member
Obtaining military records
Child and spousal support matters
Pay and allowance matters
Deceptive lending practices and other consumer fraud