Office of Inspector General                  
Reporting Fraud, Waste, and Abuse

Individuals should report to the OIG any:

  • Conduct on the part of an agency employee that may be a violation of law, regulation, policy, or rules
  • Fraudulent or other criminal or illegal activity on the part of any individual or entity contracting with or receiving a benefit from the agency
  • Abuse of authority or a substantial and specific danger to the public health and safety
  • Gross waste of funds

You may report fraud, waste, abuse, mismanagement, or misconduct involving FMC programs, employees or contractors in the space provided below, by calling the OIG Hotline at 202-523-5865, or by U.S. mail at:  Federal Maritime Commission, Office of Inspector General, 800 North Capitol St., NW, Washington, DC 20573.

The OIG does not exercise program operating responsibility. Day-to-day operational issues concerning FMC programs and operations are normally addressed by agency management without OIG involvement. However, individuals should report evidence of significant waste, abuse, or mismanagement to the OIG.

Individuals may choose to make an anonymous complaint. However, anonymous complaints can limit our ability to investigate the complaint fully as we are generally unable to contact you for clarification or to follow-up on the information you submit.

You may request that your identity remain confidential. In this case, the OIG will not release your name without your prior consent unless we determine that such disclosure is unavoidable.


Employee Rights -- Protection from Reprisal or Retaliation
Per the
Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended and the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2012, no one may retaliate, or seek revenge against an employee or engage in any act of reprisal based upon the employee complaining to or cooperating with the OIG.  Employees may report allegations of reprisal for whistleblowing to the OIG or the U.S. Office of Special Counsel.