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Members of the public and Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) employees may file a complaint with the FLRA Office of Inspector General (OIG) pursuant to the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended.

What types of activity should you report?

Matters of fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement or employee misconduct affecting FLRA programs, operations or assets should be reported to the FLRA OIG.  Matters that should be reported include:

  • Criminal activity, such as:  theft, bribery, corruption, blackmail, kickbacks, and computer crimes
  • Waste, fraud and abuse of FLRA funds
  • Mismanagement of FLRA funds, programs, or assets
  • Contracting or Procurement Fraud or other procurement violations
  • False Claims Act violations
  • Travel or Purchase Card Fraud
  • Violations of laws and regulations that affect FLRA programs and operations
  • Government ethics violations
  • FLRA employee misconduct or conflicts of interests
  • Workplace violence
  • Whistleblower reprisals against employees

Report any allegation by using one of the following methods:

OIG Hotline: (202) 218-7972 or 1- 800-331-3572 (toll free)

Fax: (202) 208-4535

Mailing Address:

Federal Labor Relations Authority

Office of Inspector General

1400 K Street N.W. Suite 235

Washington, DC 20424

OIG Hotline Online Complaint Form

Online Reporting

When reporting waste, fraud, abuse, mismanagement or misconduct to the OIG, a complainant may request that his or her identity remain confidential (i.e., known only to the FLRA OIG), allow their name to be used (i.e., included in any investigation that may take place), or anonymous (i.e., unknown even to the FLRA OIG).  If the complainant chooses to remain anonymous, FLRA OIG cannot obtain additional information on the allegation (e.g., testimonial or documentary evidence; identity of witnesses), and also cannot inform the complainant as to what action FLRA OIG has taken on the complaint.  Confidential status allows further communication between the FLRA OIG and the complainant after the original complaint is received.  Please click below to file the complaint type of your choice.

The identity of complainants is protected under the provisions of the Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989 (PDF) and the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended (PDF).

What details should you include?

To process your allegations, we will need you to provide as much information as possible regarding your complaint.  The details you provide should include:

  • A detailed description of the matter being reported, e.g., what wrong was done
  • Names of individuals (and/or companies and other entities) involved, dates, times and locations pertaining to all reportable activity
  • Names and contact information for witnesses and any supporting documentation
  • A description of how you became aware of the matter, what has been done to correct the matter, and what is its current status
  • Why the violation occurred (what was the reason or rationale for the violation, if known)
  • Anything else you feel is relevant or would assist in any investigation into the allegations

Without sufficient information we may be unable to act on your allegation.  Therefore,  in order to investigate your concerns properly, please provide as much  information as possible.  We are very interested in the information you have to provide regarding the misconduct, fraud, waste, abuse, or mismanagement in our FLRA programs and operations.

What types of activity should you not report?

Matters that should not be reported are those matters under the authority of others, those that should be handled by FLRA management or minor matters, these include:

  • Do not report matters unrelated to FLRA programs, operations or assets
  • Matters of FLRA employer-employee relations, unless related to a claim of a whistleblower reprisal
  • Matters requiring an emergency response, such as a 911 emergency
  • Minor incidents, such as time reporting matters and misuse of government property (report these incidents to the appropriate program