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U.S. Agency for International Development OIG

The mission of the Office of Inspector General is to safeguard and strengthen U.S. foreign assistance through timely, relevant, and impactful oversight.

Agencies Overseen: 
What to Report to the OIG Hotline: 

The USAID Office of the Inspector General (OIG) Hotline accepts tips, allegations, and disclosures from all sources about potential fraud, waste, abuse, or mismanagement regarding programs and operations related to the agency it oversees.

Most complaints fall in the following categories:

• Crime, gross misconduct, or conflicts of interest involving agency or foundation employees and implementers;
• Allegations involving fraud, waste, or abuse involving programs and awards;
• False and/or fraudulent claims;
• Kickbacks and/or inducements;
• Abuse or mismanagement in programs and awards;
• Misuse of government equipment, time, and position;
• Contract or grant fraud;
• Sexual exploitation and abuse;
• Embezzlement

Employees of USAID, MCC, USADF, IAF and their contractors, subcontractors and grantees can perform an important service by reporting what they reasonably believe to be evidence of wrongdoing, and they should never be subjected to or threatened with reprisal for doing so. Protections and remedies for whistleblowers vary by category. Please visit USAID OIG's Whistleblower Coordinator's website for more information:

What Not to report to the OIG Hotline : 

Complaints not addressed through the USAID OIG Hotline include:

• Allegations by USAID implementers of discrimination on the basis of race, gender, ethnicity, religion or sexual preference (please contact your
organization’s Equal Employment Opportunity Officer)
• Employees performance issues. (please contact your organization’s HR office)
• Phone scams