SIGAR's Hotline provides a confidential means for reporting fraud, waste, mismanagement, abuse of authority, and reprisals for programs associated with U.S. funded Afghanistan reconstruction efforts.
Before submitting a complaint, you may want to review the following frequently asked questions.
SIGAR Hotline Analysts evaluate every Hotline complaint to determine if it is within SIGAR's jurisdiction. If it is, Hotline Analysts will refer the complaint to the appropriate SIGAR staff members. If it is not, Hotline Analysts will refer it to the appropriate Military Service Branch or other responsible U.S. Government Agency.
You will either reach a Hotline Analyst, who will ask you questions about your complaint, or you will be asked to leave a message so someone can call you back. All complaints that have merit will be reviewed. SIGAR will only dismiss frivolous or unfounded complaints.
You can report information openly, anonymously, or confidentially. If you feel comfortable identifying yourself and/or providing contact information, it will improve our ability to follow-up, obtain more information, and evaluate your concerns.
In accordance with the Inspector General (IG) Act, SIGAR will not disclose the identity of the individuals who come forward with information without the consent of that individual - unless the IG determines that such disclosure is unavoidable during the course of an investigation. You may choose to remain anonymous. However, we encourage you to provide your contact information.
Your complaint may be forwarded to a SIGAR staff member for further review or investigation, or it may be referred to other Inspectors General, Military Service Branch, or other U.S. Government Agency for further review.
You may use SIGAR's online complaint form. If you are not comfortable submitting your anonymous complaint through this form, we recommend you contact SIGAR by telephone at +1-866-329-8893 (international line that is toll free in the US) or by DSN International at 312-664-0378. Telephone lines are open 24-hours a day. You may also submit your complaint in writing to: SIGAR Hotline, 2530 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202.
The violations listed below should be reported to the SIGAR Hotline:
Minor incidents of the offenses listed above, i.e. minor time and attendance abuse or the misuse of Government property or vehicles, should be reported to your local chain of command or investigative service. We encourage you to register complaints and grievances through appropriate management and grievance channels, and submit suggestions for management improvements through the proper channels. Personnel matters involving requests for individual relief should be handled through the appropriate grievance channels.
When calling or sending in a complaint, please be as specific as possible. Your complaint should provide: