Use this form if:
- You're reporting known or suspected fraud, waste, abuse, mismanagement, or violations of laws and regulations involving funds or programs covered within pandemic-related laws.
Use this form if:
- You're reporting on the wrongdoing of an agency or other federal government entity.
- You've already reported a whistleblower complaint and you feel you've been retaliated against because of it.
Whistleblowers should never be subjected to retaliation for reporting wrongdoing. If you believe you have been retaliated against because you disclosed wrongdoing, the options available to you depend upon your specific place of employment and the type of alleged retaliation. Please refer to this page on Oversight.gov for additional resources.
Wrongful or criminal deception intended to result in financial or personal gain. Fraud includes false representation of fact, making false statements, or concealment of information; offer, payment, or acceptance of bribes and gratuities; submitting false claims; and conspiring to use any of these devices. The term also includes conflict of interest cases, criminal irregularities, and the unauthorized disclosure of official information relating to procurement and disposal of matters.
The extravagant careless or needless expenditure of Government funds, or the consumption of Government property that results from deficient practices, systems, controls, or decisions. The term also includes improper practices not involving criminal behavior.
The intentional or improper use of Government resources that can include the excessive or improper use of one's position in a manner contrary to its rightful or legally intended use. Examples include misuse of rank, position, or authority or misuse of Government resources for oneself or another.