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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:

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC)
U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF)
Inter-American Foundation (IAF)
Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)

Most complaints fall in the following categories:

• Crime, gross misconduct, or conflicts of interest involving USAID, MCC, USADF, IAF, and OPIC employees/implementers
• Allegations involving fraud, waste, or abuse involving USAID, MCC, USADF, IAF, and OPIC programs and awards
• False/Fraudulent claims submitted to USAID, MCC, USADF, IAF, and OPIC
• Kickbacks/inducements by USAID, MCC, USADF, IAF, and OPIC programs or providers
• Abuse/mismanagement in USAID, MCC, USADF, IAF, and OPIC programs and awards
• Personal use of government-owned vehicles;
• Personal use of government telephones, including long distance, personal calls;
• Personal use of government owned supplies or equipment;
• Falsification of official documents (timesheets, leave reports, travel vouchers, etc.);
• Contract/grant fraud;
• Inappropriate expenditures;
• Embezzlement
• Sexual Exploitation and Abuse involving implementers or sub-implementers.

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)
• Sexual harassment, sexual assault, or employee performance issues between two employees. (please contact your organization’s HR office)
• Phone scams