The Inspector General Hotline Program identifies and eliminates fraud, waste, and inefficiencies in the operation of the U.S. Navy. To be effective, the program requires all personnel to be vigilant against the possibility of illegal or improper acts, and to report them to the chain of command or an inspector general.
The inspector general investigates matters involving:
We encourage you to submit the allegation(s) in writing using the Hotline Complaint Form found on this website via email, fax, or mail. Our experience has shown that written complaints are more organized, provide more details, and are less emotional.
Classified Complaints: Reports of violations - such as unauthorized disclosures of classified information, Questionable Intelligence Activity (QIA), Significant or Highly Sensitive Matter (S/HSM), or security compromise - should be reported via secure means. To submit complaints containing information up to the SECRET classification, please use the Classified (SIPR) Hotline email: firstname.lastname@example.org. If your complaint contains information at a higher classification than SECRET, contact our hotline and our office will make appropriate arrangements to securely receive your complaint.
We will evaluate your complaint and request more information, if necessary. If we conduct an investigation, you will be interviewed and will be able to provide additional information and documents at that time.
The inspector general reserves the right to decline to investigate any matter brought to our attention.
You should first attempt to resolve problems using the chain of command and other local resources. If these attempts fail, however, you may follow the 4-Step Hotline Complaint Procedure.