OIG Hotline

OIG Hotline receives complaints of fraud, waste, and abuse in Smithsonian programs and operations.  These complaints may concern violations of law, rules, or regulations; gross mismanagement; gross waste of funds; abuse of authority; or substantial and specific danger to the public health or safety.

More fraud is uncovered by tips than any other means, making you a critical part of detecting fraud or other wrongdoing at the Smithsonian.  When providing information to us, we encourage you to be as specific as possible.  Please provide all relevant names, dates and times, locations, how you became aware of the issue, names of others involved with the issue, and as many details and facts that would aid our understanding of the problem.  

If you visit our OIG Hotline Form at https://oighotline.si.edu/eCasePortal, you will be prompted through a series of questions about your concern.  You can choose to tell us how we can contact you.  If you decide not to provide your name or contact information, we will not be able to contact you with any follow-up questions, which may hinder a thorough investigation.  You can also email the hotline about your concern at oighotline@oig.si.edu.

Report to OIG: OIG Hotline Form or Email