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NHHC Inspector General

The Naval History and Heritage Command Inspector General Hotline provides an opportunity to report significant cases of abuse of authority, mismanagement, fraud/waste & abuse.

Please fill out the Inspector General Action Request (IGAR) which will better aid us in responding to your complaint and send it to the NHHC IG Hotline email below.



NHHC IG Phone: (202) 685-7763

Naval History and Heritage Command
Attn:  Inspector General
805 Kidder Breese St.
Washington Navy Yard, D.C. 20374 

Location at Washington Navy Yard:  Bldg 220, Floor 3, Rooms 309/310 



Step 1: Determine the best method to address your issue. 

Review the following List of Matters Appropriate for the Inspector General: 

  • Abuse of Authority/Position
  • Bribes/Kickbacks/Acceptance of Gratuities
  • Conflicts of Interests
  • Ethics Violations
  • Fraud/ Travel Fraud (TDY and TAD)
  • Gifts (Improper)
  • Improper Referral for Mental Health Evaluations
  • Mismanagement (Significant Cases)
  • Misuse of Official Time, Gov’t Property, Position and Public Office 
  • Political Activities
  • Procurement Issues
  • Purchase Card/Travel Card Abuse
  • Reprisal (Military Whistleblower Protection)
  • Safety/Public Health (Substantial/Specific)
  • Systemic Problems
  • Time and Attendance (Significant Violations)
  • Waste (Gross)


Step 2: Review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Who may use the Hotline? 
Anyone can file a hotline complaint. 

Is there a time limit to file a complaint?
Generally, you should submit your complaint within 90 days of the date the alleged wrongdoing occurred. However, we will consider complaints over 90 days old if you can demonstrate you were unable to meet the time requirement due to extraordinary circumstances or unforeseen delays. 

What issues should you report to the Hotline?  
You should report any issue listed in the List of Matters Appropriate for the IG to your local IG or installation/command IG point of contact. Report minor violations to your chain of command.
(Note: We reserve the right to decline to investigate any matter brought to our attention.) 

Can I remain anonymous or request confidentiality?
You may remain anonymous, but we will not be able to contact you for more information. 
You may request confidentiality, and the IG will make every effort to prevent disclosure of your identity, but we cannot guarantee confidentiality. 

How do you submit a hotline complaint?
We encourage you to submit the allegation(s) in writing by e-mail, fax, letter, or using the online complaint form. Our experience has shown that written complaints are more organized, provide more details and are less emotional. 

How do you determine the status of your investigation or obtain a copy of the report?
Contact the IG office where you submitted your complaint. While the investigation is ongoing, we can only tell you whether the case is open.

  • Once the investigation is closed, the IG will send you a letter to inform you that your allegations were substantiated or unsubstantiated.
  • If you wish to obtain more information about the case, you may submit a request under the Freedom of Information Act to the IG office that conducted the investigation to obtain a copy of the report. 


Step 3: Prepare to submit your hotline complaint. 

If you have determined the issue is appropriate for an IG investigation, gather the information you will need to submit your complaint. 
An IG will ask you to provide the following information:

  • Who...Service members or employees full name, rank/grade, and duty station.
  • What...Specific wrongdoing and why you believe the activity was misconduct, to include the rule, regulation or law you think they violated.
  • Where...Location where the wrongdoing occurred.
  • When...Specific dates and times.
  • How much... Estimated dollar loss.
  • Why and how...Describe why and how you believe the individual perpetrated the offense.
  • What you have done to try to resolve the issue?
  • What you want the IG to do?

Remember, the more detailed information you provide the better we can assist you. 


Step 4: Submit your complaint to the IG using one of the methods mentioned in Step 2.

Published: Tue May 22 10:51:31 EDT 2018