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Report waste, fraud, abuse or mismanagement in USDOT programs and operations to our Fraud Hotline | (800) 424-9071

Agencies Overseen: 

Department of Transportation


Surface Transportation Board

What to Report to the OIG Hotline: 

If you know about waste, fraud, abuse, or misconduct relating to a Department of Transportation (DOT) employee, program, contract, or grant you may want to report it to the DOT, Office of Inspector General (OIG) Hotline. Allegations may be reported 24 hours a day, seven days a week by DOT employees, contractors, or the general public. The DOT OIG has jurisdiction over disclosures for all DOT modal Operating Administrations involving:

  • Contract and Grant Fraud (view a description of Common Fraud Schemes)
  • Environmental, Health, and Safety Violations
  • Computer Crimes
  • Product Substitution and Suspect/Counterfeit Parts
  • Bribery, Kickbacks, and Gratuities
  • False Statements and False Claims
  • Conflicts of Interest and Ethics Violations
  • Travel Fraud
  • Theft or Abuse of Government Property
  • Violation(s) of Criminal Law and/or the Civil False Claims Act in Connection with a Federal Contract
  • Other Violations of Federal Laws and Regulations

The DOT OIG has jurisdiction to investigate allegations of whistleblower retaliation involving all:

  • DOT Employees
  • Employees of DOT Contractors, Subcontractors, Grantees, and Sub-grantees