Contact Information for Whistleblower Organizations and Government Offices
Important Organizations to Support Whistleblowers
- Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Three Lafayette Centre
1155 21st St. NW
Washington, DC 20581
www.whistleblower.gov (website for Office of the Whistleblower)
Website on information on filing claims for rewards under the Dodd-Frank Act. Rewards claims related to fraud in the commodities markets. Rewards must be filed in accordance with the rules published by this Commission.
- Department of Defense
Office of Inspector General
Defense Hotline Compliance Complaints
Information on filing a DoD-related whistleblower complaint, including complaints related to national security issues.
- Department of Justice
Commercial Litigation Branch
Civil Fraud Section
Information on the False Claims Act, including an online primer outlining the law and press releases on DOJ cases.
- Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
1801 L St. NW
Washington, DC 20507
The EEOC has jurisdiction over the anti-retaliation laws governing traditional employment discrimination matters such as race, sex, or age. The website provides detailed instructions on filing complaints, analysis of legal rights, and reprint copies of major employee protection laws.
The FAA website on the airline whistleblower law includes a page entitled “How do I file a whistleblower complaint?”
- Inspectors General
Ignet/Federal Inspectors General Web Page
This website contains a central point of contact for all fifty-seven Offices of Inspector General and contact points for OIG oversight bodies. The Inspectors General have responsibility for investigating waste, fraud, and abuse in federal programs.
- Internal Revenue Service
SE: WO 1111
Constitution Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20224
www.irs.gov/uac/whistleblower-informant-award (Office of the Whistleblower
The IRS Whistleblower Office’s website has information on informant awards and useful links, including links to the tax whistleblower statute and the official government forms used for filing IRS whistleblower reward claims.
- Merit Systems Protection Board
1615 M Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20419
(202) 653-7130 (Fax)
The MSPB has jurisdiction over all Whistleblower Protection Act cases filed by federal employees.
- National Whistleblower Legal Defense and Education Fund/National Whistleblower Center
3238 P St. NW
Washington, DC 20007-2756
The National Whistleblower Legal Defense and Education Fund and the National Whistleblower Center (NWC) work together to promote stronger legal protections for whistleblowers. Their website provides information on legislative updates, advocacy alerts, publications, attorney referrals, and employee rights.
- Freedom of Information Act, U.S. Department of Justice Homepage
Office of Information Policy
The Department of Justice web page on the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lists FOIA contact personnel at every federal agency and provides detailed information on filing FOIA requests.
- Privacy Act, U.S. Department of Justice Homepage
- U.S. Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
200 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20210
www.whistleblowers.gov (OSHA Whistleblower Programs web page)
The OSHA website contains information regarding worker complaints and resources under DOL-administered whistleblower statutes. OSHA has a special whistleblower rights web page published by the Office of Whistleblower Protection Program. The page links to the nineteen federal whistleblower laws for which OSHA is responsible, along with controlling regulations.
- U.S. Department of Labor
Office of Administrative Law Judges (OALJ)
800 K St. NW, Ste. 400N
Washington, DC 20210
The OALJ conducts administrative adjudications under numerous federal whistleblower laws (including corporate and environmental). This site contains copies of DOL OALJ rulings, administrative procedures, and a periodic newsletter highlighting DOL whistleblower decisions. It is a key online resource for all whistleblower laws administered by the Department of Labor.
- U.S. Military
Office of Naval Inspector General
1254 Ninth St. SE
Washington DC Naval Yard, 20374
The Navy’s Office of Inspector General publishes information on military whistleblowing, including links to the military whistleblower law and regulations and a link to the Department of Defense Inspector General.
- U.S. Office of Special Counsel
1730 M St. NW, Ste. 201
Washington, DC 20036-4505
The Office of Special Counsel (OSC) website contains information on the Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA), the law that covers most federal employee whistleblowers The site contains the OSC Form 11, which federal employees must use to file WPA claims with OSC.
- U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
SEC Office of the Whistleblower
100 F St. NE
Mail Stop 5971
Washington, DC 20549
Fax number: 703-813-9322
The SEC’s Whistleblower Office has an online process for filing complaints with the SEC and also contains information and links related to the Dodd-Frank whistleblower provisions. The website contains information on how to file whistleblower reward claims in accordance with SEC rules.