Office of the Inspector General
The NAVEUR/NAVAF Office of the Inspector General executes the Naval Inspector General mission within the purview of NAVEUR/NAVAF. The Naval Inspector General mission is to inspect, investigate, or inquire into any and all matters of importance to the Department of the Navy and maintain the highest level of public confidence. We are the conscience of the Navy. We make a difference, adding value at all levels through proactive assistance, advice, and advocacy. Our guiding principle is to support the Department of the Navy in maintaining the highest level of integrity and public confidence.
•Provide candid, objective, and uninhibited analysis and advice.
•Emphasize integrity, ethics, and discipline.
•Promote efficiency, effectiveness, and readiness.
•Conduct our activities with the highest standards of ethical leadership and professionalism.
•Advocate for quality of life for Sailors, Marines, their families, and Department of the Navy civilian employees.
•Exercise fairness, impartiality, and timeliness in accomplishing our mission.
Hotlines & Investigations
The purpose of the Naval Inspector General Hotline Program is to identify and eliminate fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement within the Department of the Navy. The NAVEUR/NAVAF Office of the Inspector General (OIG) executes the Hotline Program within the purview of NAVEUR/NAVAF. We provide a confidential avenue for individuals to report allegations of wrongdoing pertaining to programs, personnel, and operations that fall under the cognizance of NAVEUR/NAVAF, pursuant to the Inspector General Act of 1978 and Department of Defense and Naval Inspector General regulations and policies.
Who May File a Hotline Complaint?
Anyone, including members of the public with no Navy affiliation, may file complaints with the IG regarding fraud, waste, mismanagement, or reprisal. Any Navy military or civilian member may file an IG complaint. However, many Department of the Navy civilian complaints (i.e. – discrimination, sexual harassment, and conditions of employment) are addressed by agencies other than the IG. For additional information, please review the established avenues for redress detailed in How to Resolve a Complaint (A-Z).
What to Report to the NAVEUR/NAVAF OIG Hotline
Any complaint regarding fraud, waste, mismanagement, abuse, or military reprisal.
The Inspector General investigates matters involving:
•Abuse of Title or Position
•Conflicts of Interest
•False Official Statements/Claims
•Gifts (Improper receipt or giving)
•Improper Referral for Mental Health Evaluations
•Mismanagement/Organization Oversight (Significant Cases)
•Misuse of Official Time, Gov’t Property, Position and Public Office
•Purchase Card Misuse/Abuse
•Reprisal (Military Whistleblower Protection)
•Safety/Public Health (Substantial/Specific)
•Time and Attendance (Significant Violations)
•Travel Card Misuse / Abuse
•Travel Fraud (TDY and TAD)
To prevent duplicative work, the NAVEUR/NAVAF OIG Hotline does not accept complaints regarding matters where regulations prescribe an existing avenue for redress. In such cases, complainants will be provided with assistance to identify the avenue for redress that is most appropriate for their concern. For additional information on how to resolve a complaint, please visit: https://www.secnav.navy.mil/ig/Pages/Complaints.aspx.
We encourage complainants to first attempt to resolve their issue using the chain of command. We may also refer complainants to other processes established by the Department of the Defense or the Department of the Navy to resolve issues.
Confidentiality and Privacy
Consistent with the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended, it is Naval Inspector General Hotline policy that OIG personnel will not disclose the identity of an individual providing a complaint or information to the IG Hotline outside IG channels unless the individual consents to such disclosure, the OIG has determined that such disclosure is otherwise unavoidable in order to address the complaint or information, or in response to a subpoena or judicial (court) order.
You are not required to identify yourself when submitting a Hotline complaint. In addition to the option to file anonymously (no identifying information provided), you may also choose to file confidentially, or you may consent to disclosure of your identity.
Please note, if you file your complaint anonymously, the OIG will be unable to contact you to request additional information or to provide any updates or responses to you regarding the status of the complaint.
If you request confidentiality, we will make every effort to protect your identity from disclosure; however, we cannot guarantee confidentiality since disclosure may be required during the investigation or in the course of corrective action.
The nature of some complaints and relief requested may necessitate the identification of the complainant during the course of the investigation (i.e. – a military whistleblower reprisal investigation or similar complaint requesting personal relief). For this reason, complainants submitting allegations of reprisal do not have the option of filing anonymously or confidentially.
Information to Include in a Complaint
•Who: Full name, rank/grade, and duty station of the service member(s) or employee(s) who committed the wrongdoing
•What: Specific wrongdoing and why you believe the activity was misconduct or improper – to include the rule, regulation, or law you think was violated
•Where: Location where the wrongdoing occurred
•When: Specific dates and times when the wrongdoing occurred
•How much: Estimated dollar loss, if known
•Why and how: Describe why and how you believe the individual perpetrated the offense
Don’t Forget to include:
•What you have done to try to resolve the issue
•What you want the NAVEUR/NAVAF OIG Hotline to do
Before Filing a Complaint
Take a moment to review the helpful information provided via the following links:
Frequently Asked Questions
Determine the Best Method to Address Your Complaint
How to Resolve a Complaint (A-Z)
What to Expect After Filing a Complaint
If you identify yourself, we will acknowledge receipt. After your complaint is analyzed, you will be advised whether an investigation will be conducted or if other action has been taken.
If an investigation is conducted, you will be advised of the outcome; that is, whether the allegation was substantiated or not substantiated. Otherwise, unless you are contacted directly by one of our investigators, there will be no communication from our office, outside of correspondence which may advise you that your matter has been referred to the cognizant Department of Navy command or management official for appropriate action, where and if applicable.
Federal regulations prohibit the disclosure of information contained in investigative and law enforcement records, even to the individual submitting the allegation(s).
Once a case is closed, information (i.e. – the report of investigation) may be requested under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).