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About the OIG Hotline

The OIG hotline receives, screens, and determines the disposition of complaints concerning veterans or VA that relate to potentially unlawful activity or potential violations of rules or regulations; fraud, waste, and abuse; and gross mismanagement of VA programs and operations.

Important Note: The OIG is responsible for conducting oversight of VA’s programs and operations and is authorized by law to access all VA records. VA employees who contact the OIG hotline may provide the OIG with medical records and other VA records without violating the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) or other privacy laws. However, such information should be transmitted by a secure method, such as by registered mail, encrypted or password-protected email provided by an OIG employee, or secure fax. VA employees should not send personally identifiable information (PII), protected health information (PHI), or other VA-sensitive information using the OIG web forms.

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Contact the Hotline

The OIG has transitioned to web forms only for complaints submitted in electronic format; this change means that the OIG no longer accepts free-form email submissions except when OIG hotline staff specifically direct such submissions to ensure the secure transmission of protected information.

Other Contact Resources

Phone: 1 (800) 488-8244
Monday–Wednesday and Friday between 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) or Thursday between 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)

FAX:  (202) 495-5861

Mail:
VA Inspector General Hotline (53E)
810 Vermont Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20420

Federal Acquisition Regulation 52.203-13 Reporting

I am filing a mandatory disclosure as required by the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clause. I am a director, an officer, an employee, or an independent contractor, authorized to act on behalf of the organization. I have evidence that a principal, employee, agent, or subcontractor of the contractor has committed a violation of the civil False Claims Act or a violation of federal criminal law involving fraud, conflict of interest, bribery, or gratuity violations found in Title 18 of the United States Code.

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