Department of Defense Education Activity

DoDEA Hotline Program

The DoDEA Hotline Program provides a confidential, reliable means for individuals to report fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement. The DoDEA Hotline is a resource for receiving and responding to matters submitted directly by DoDEA employees (or from other sources) as well as the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense (DoD). The DoDEA Hotline is operated and maintained by the DoDEA Investigations and Internal Review (I&IR) Division.  

Anyone may make a complaint to the DoDEA Hotline without fear of reprisal. Types of issues that should be reported to DoDEA I&IR include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Violations of laws, rules, or regulations;
  • Fraud, waste, or abuse of authority;
  • Ethics violations;
  • Mismanagement;
  • Misuse of U.S. Government property, position, and/or public office;
  • Misuse of official time;
  • Reprisal/retaliation;
  • Systemic problems (across DoDEA).

Unclassified hotline complaints may be received via:

  1. Walk-in at I&IR offices located at DoDEA Headquarters in the Mark Center, Alexandria, VA; Region District Offices at Torii Station, Okinawa, Japan or Sembach, Germany.
  2. Telephone at 571-372-7410
  3. DoDEA I&IR website
  4. Email DoDEA I&IR Division at
  5. Regular mail at DoDEA I&IR Division, 4800 Mark Center Drive, Suite 04E12, Alexandria, VA, 22311.

Complainants who wish to report issues containing classified information should contact the DoDEA Hotline telephone number and inform the operator that a classified complaint intake is requested. No classified information will be relayed over the non-secured hotline telephone number.

The detection and prevention of threats and danger to the public health and safety of DoDEA, DoD, and the United States are essential elements of the DoDEA Hotline mission.  DoDEA will not tolerate any forms of retaliation against employees for lawfully submitting or making disclosures to the hotline.