Hotline Complaints

DFC Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) mission is to protect the integrity of DFC’s programs and operations through independent oversight that promotes efficiency and effectiveness. The purpose of the OIG Hotline is to receive complaints of fraud, waste, or abuse involving DFC’s programs and operations, including mismanagement or violations of laws, rules, or regulations by employees or program participants.

Federal employees are required to disclose fraud, waste, and abuse to appropriate authorities, such as the OIG.

Contractors and partners implementing projects with U.S. funds must comply with mandatory disclosure requirements, pursuant to Federal and agency-specific procurement and assistance rules, in reporting allegations of fraud, waste, and abuse. Employees of such organizations may also submit complaints to the OIG Hotline.

Read DFC OIG Hotline Complaints for additional details.

How the OIG Handles Confidential Hotline Complaint Requests

Absent consent, OIG will not disclose the name of any individual submitting a report to the Hotline, unless the Inspector General determines that disclosure is unavoidable during the course of an investigation (for example, if ordered by a court). Please note the following information when submitting a confidential complaint.

  • Complainants may request confidentiality.
  • A complainant's identity may be revealed if it is unavoidable to effectively investigate the alleged matter or as otherwise required by law.
  • The OIG cannot guarantee confidentiality due to the non-secure nature of electronic mail systems.
  • Callers may also request to remain anonymous and not give their names at all.
  • Hotline records may be protected by the Privacy Act, 5 U.S.C. § 552a.
  • All OIG employees handling protected information have a legal and ethical obligation to keep it confidential and to actively protect it from improper uses.
  • Employees shall not disclose the contents of an individual’s complaint to any person or organization, except as specifically authorized under the Privacy Act or other guidelines.
  • Employees who willfully release protected information without authority may be guilty of a misdemeanor and fined up to $5,000.
  • Any employee violating the Privacy Act or DFC regulations is subject to disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal.

How to Contact DFC OIG Hotline

Individuals or entities may submit information to the Hotline as follows:

By Phone:
Toll Free +1 833-OIG-4DFC (833 644-4332)

Online:
Complete the online form below.

By Mail:
Office of Inspector General
U.S. International Development Finance Corporation
1100 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20527

Please include as much detail as possible, as it will allow our hotline analysts to better evaluate and process the complaint.