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National Endowment for the Arts OIG

The OIG investigates reports of waste, fraud, and mismanagement, and whistleblower retaliation involving funding for NEA programs and operations, and grant awards. As an agent of positive change, the OIG strives to promote improvements in NEA's operations and programs and in our own offices. To promote efficiency and effectiveness, we conduct independent and objective audits, investigations, and other activities. We assess and report on internal controls, financial management, information technology, and other systems that affect the operations of NEA programs and grantees.

Agencies Overseen: 

National Endowment for the Arts

What to Report to the OIG Hotline: 

Please report any information to the NEA OIG about known or suspected whistleblower retaliation, fraud, waste, abuse, mismanagement, including wasteful or unnecessary government expenditures related to NEA operations and programs, including grant awards and recipients of NEA grants. Examples of NEA related matters that should be reported include:

- Whistleblower retaliation (
- Violation of any laws, rules, or regulations
- Waste or misuse of funds, e.g. Government credit card, travel fraud,
- Program or Operations Mismanagement
- Abuse of Authority
- Theft or misuse of supplies, services, or property
- Contract Fraud
- Conflicts of Interest

What Not to report to the OIG Hotline : 

Please do not report the following to NEA OIG:

- Any matters that do not involve NEA funds, operations or programs, or grant awards or recipients. You can identify OIGs that oversee other agencies at

- EEO complaints (instead contact the NEA Civil Rights Office at

- Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) matters (instead contact MSPB at