TEAM SPAWAR
 
Fraud, Waste & Abuse 

 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DoD), DoDI 7050.01Subj: Defense Hotline Program

 5.1.2. Issue implementing instructions that specify quality standards for the Defense Hotline and Component hotlines; procedures to ensure appropriate evaluation and action on all allegations of fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement; and methods to ensure appropriate protection of the identity of sources requesting anonymity or confidentiality.

 5.1.4. Maintain an active Defense Hotline publicity campaign using local newspapers, official notices, posters, telephone directories, and other media. Implement marketing programs to encourage employees to identify and report fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement in DoD programs and operations.

 DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY (DON), SECNAVINST 5370.5B

 Subj: DON HOTLINE PROGRAM

h. DON IGs will, to the maximum extent permitted under law and regulation, safeguard the identity of complainants. DON IGs shall explain to complainants that the use of their testimony and the release of their identity as witnesses, but not as complainants, may be necessary under due process procedures associated with disciplinary or administrative action. The nature of some complaints and relief requested may necessitate the identification of the complainant during the course of the investigation as, for example, a military whistleblower reprisal investigation or similar complaint requesting personal relief.

 10.Reports and Forms. Commands are required to provide the widest dissemination of the Hotline program within their area of responsibility. To assist in this effort, NAVINSGEN will make a recommended Hotline Poster available for command use. Commands shall post local IG Hotline phone numbers and points of contact in addition to the Navy Hotline number, 1-800-522-3451.

SPAWARINST 5041.2A

Subj:  PREVENTION OF FRAUD, WASTE, AND MISMANAGEMENT

Complainants may identify themselves or remain anonymous.  A complaint to the SPAWAR Inspector General is a protected communication disclosure under a Whistleblower Protection statute by a person the statute allows to transmit such information, provided the information is disclosed to someone authorized by the statute to receive protected communications.  However, not all whistleblower communications are protected communications.  The statute applicable to military members, 10 USC 1034, is an exception.  The Inspector General shall not, after receipt of a complaint or information from an employee, disclose the identity of the employee without the consent of the employee, unless the Inspector General determines such disclosure is unavoidable during the course of the investigation, or as required by law.

IN THE INTEREST OF ANONYMITY, OR FOR ANY OTHER REASON, YOU ARE WELCOME TO DOWNLOAD AND PRINT OUR FRAUD, WASTE AND ABUSE HOTLINE FORM FIRST. THEN, SUBMIT A CLAIM TO THE SPAWAR IG OFFICE VIA MAIL OR FAX.

ACCESSIBLE DIRECTLY BELOW ARE THREE FORMS. ONE FOR EACH RESPECTIVE COMMAND. ALL THREE FORMS PROVIDE ADEQUATE INSTRUCTION THAT EXPLAINS HOW TO MAIL IN AND / OR FAX IN A CLAIM TO THE APPROPRIATE SPAWAR IG OFFICE:

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Updated: 7/9/2014 10:22 PM EST   Published (5.0)