Who may file a DoDEA OIG complaint?
Any DoDEA employee, student, or legal guardian of a DoDEA student may file a complaint. Anyone, including those with no affiliation with DoDEA, may file a complaint with the DoDEA OIG regarding DoDEA fraud, waste, abuse, mismanagement, or Whistleblower Reprisal.
What types of complaints are appropriate to file with the DoDEA OIG?
Any complaint regarding fraud, waste, abuse, mismanagement orWhistleblower Reprisal should be reported to the DoDEA OIG.* Complaints received regarding other types of issues (ex: discrimination, harassment, and conditions of employment) are addressed by other DoDEA programs and will be referred, by the OIG, as appropriate.
*Whistleblower Reprisal complaints may also be filed directly with the DoD OIG or the Office of Special Counsel. See links under "Resources and Contacts" on the OIG Home page.
Does the OIG guarantee confidentiality?
If you request confidentiality, the OIG will not release your name outside of the OIG unless confidentiality is waived or the OIG determines that such disclosure is unavoidable during the course of the investigation. You are not required to identify yourself when submitting a Hotline complaint.
You may file anonymously (no identifying information is provided) or confidentially (identifying information is provided, but release of the information is not granted), or you may consent to disclosure of your identity.
If you file your complaint anonymously, the OIG will not be able to contact you to request additional information or provide you the open/closed status of your complaint. Complaints alleging Whistleblower Reprisal may not be filed anonymously or confidentially.