Help FEMA Prevent Fraud, Waste and Abuse

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FEMA remains committed to improving financial management across the components and ensuring proper stewardship of taxpayer dollars. We strive every day to maintain a culture of integrity, accountability, and government transparency, and every one of us plays an important role. As keepers of the public trust, it is our duty to report fraud, waste, abuse, or mismanagement of federal funds or programs.

The DHS Office of Inspector General has developed a tool for reporting potential violations anonymously and without fear of retribution: the OIG Hotline.

The types of allegations reportable to the DHS OIG Hotline include, but are not limited to:

  • Employee corruption involving bribery, embezzlement, espionage, and smuggling.
  • Misuse of funds, such as obligating funds for a purpose not authorized by the associated appropriation.
  • DHS program fraud or financial crimes, such as blackmail, contract fraud, grant fraud, immigration fraud, and program theft.
  • Civil rights or civil liberties abuses involving custodial deaths, denial of rights, profiling, and use of force concerns.
  • Miscellaneous criminal and non-criminal misconduct within FEMA involving abuse and violence, child pornography, unauthorized use of FEMA information technology systems, suspicious activity, ethics violations, and prohibited personnel practices such as whistleblower retaliation.

Help us continue to demonstrate our commitment to good governance across FEMA.

If you have information about instances of fraud, waste, abuse, or mismanagement involving FEMA programs or operations, you should contact the DHS OIG Hotline at: 1-800-323-8603; by fax at 202-254-4297; or e-mail  You may also contact the Office of Inspector General via U.S. mail at:

DHS Office of Inspector General
Attention: Office of Investigations Hotline
245 Murray Drive SW, Building 410/Mail Stop 2600
Washington, DC 20528

Last Updated: 
07/24/2014 - 16:00
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