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Department of Justice OIG

The Honorable Michael E. Horowitz, Inspector General
950 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20530
(202) 514-3435

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If you know about waste, fraud, abuse, misconduct, or whistleblower reprisal relating to a DOJ employee, program, contract, or grant, report it to the DOJ OIG Hotline

Agencies Overseen: 

Department of Justice

What to Report to the OIG Hotline: 

If you know about waste, fraud, abuse, misconduct, or whistleblower reprisal relating to a Department of Justice (DOJ) employee, program, contract, or grant you may report it to the DOJ OIG Hotline.  The DOJ OIG has jurisdiction over disclosures involving DOJ employees, programs, contracts, and grants, including disclosures concerning these DOJ components:

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Drug Enforcement Administration
  • Federal Bureau of Prisons
  • U.S. Marshals Service
  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
  • United States Attorneys Offices
  • employees who work in other Divisions or Offices in the Department of Justice

The DOJ OIG also has jurisdiction to investigate allegations of whistleblower retaliation involving:

  • Employees of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Employees of DOJ contractors, subcontractors, grantees, and subgrantees
  • DOJ employees who believe their security clearance or access to classified information has been taken in retaliation for whistleblowing
What Not to report to the OIG Hotline : 

The following matters are NOT generally investigated by the DOJ OIG.

  • 911 emergencies
  • EEO Complaints (For such matters, please refer to the DOJ Equal Employment Opportunity Office.)
  • Misconduct by judges at the federal, state, or local level.  (For more information on judicial misconduct by federal judges, please refer to the U.S. Courts.)
  • State and local police departments (unless the misconduct concerns DOJ grant funds)
  • State and Local prisons (unless the complaint involves a U.S. Marshals Service inmate)