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U.S. Department of the Interior OIG

Abbreviation: 
DOI
Agencies Overseen: 
  • Department of the Interior
What to Report to the OIG Hotline: 

Anyone with information regarding fraud, waste, abuse, misconduct, or mismanagement involving the programs or activities of the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) should contact the DOI Office of Inspector General (OIG) hotline.

Please provide as many details as you can when completing our hotline complaint form. Without specific information, we may be unable to act on your concerns.

The DOI OIG has oversight responsibilities of DOI employees, programs, contracts, and grants, to include disclosures concerning the following bureaus and offices:

  • Bureau of Indian Affairs
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
  • Bureau of Reclamation
  • Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
  • National Park Service
  • Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • U.S. Geological Survey
  • Office of the Secretary
  • Office of Policy, Management and Budget
  • Office of the Solicitor
  • Office of the Chief Information Officer
  • Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians
  • Office of the Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs
  • Other Interior Offices

DOI OIG has jurisdiction to investigate allegations of whistleblower retaliation involving:

  • DOI employees
  • Employees of DOI contractors, subcontractors, grantees, and subgrantees
  • DOI employees who feel their security clearance or access to classified information has been taken in retaliation for whistleblowing

If you wish to file a complaint, please click here.

What Not to report to the OIG Hotline : 
  • 911 Emergencies
  • Tribal, State, and Local police matters (unless DOI funds are involved)
  • Issues handled by other Government agencies such as the Office of Personnel Management, Department of Veterans Affairs, and Department of Health and Human Services (to include Indian Health Care issues)