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Confirmation of Understanding

Before accessing the form, do you understand what types of activity should be reported to Treasury OIG? 

The Office of Investigations is responsible for investigating criminal activity and employee misconduct associated with the operations of Treasury bureaus (not the Internal Revenue Service).  Please return to the Report Fraud, Waste, and Abuse for a comprehensive list of the types of activity to report to the Office of Investigations.


Common types of complaints that should be reported to our office:

  • Threats against Treasury employees and facilities

  • Criminal and serious Treasury employee misconduct

  • Fraud involving Treasury programs, contracts, and grants

  • Cyber threats against Treasury systems

  • Fraud or misuse involving CARES Act - Payroll Support Program (PSP) for Air Carriers

  • Fraud or misuse, including public corruption, involving the CARES Act – Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) issued to the District of Columbia and State, Local, Territorial, and Tribal governments


Common types of complaints that should NOT be reported to our office: 

  • Economic Impact Payments (EIP), including lost/stolen/destroyed/not received EIPs, EIPs issued on debit cards

  • CARES Act - Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL), Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC), Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF), Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund (GEER), Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER), Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEER)

  • Matters involving Internal Revenue Service (IRS) programs, employees, or operations, to include customer service complaints

  • Matters involving tax fraud schemes, money laundering, abusive return preparers, questionable refunds, identity theft, and international tax avoidance schemes

  • Matters involving Cryptocurrency, comprising encrypted data strings that denote a unit of currency monitored and organized by peer-to-peer networks called a blockchains

  • Matters involving the Treasury Offset Program where debts are owed to state and federal agencies

  • Direct Express customer service complaints

  • Matters involving a home loan, such as refinancing and modifications

  • Matters involving a conflict between you and your financial institution

  • Allegations of employment discrimination, harassment, or of violations of personnel rules raised by employees in EEOC, MSPB, or similar proceedings should be filed with your EEOC Office or appropriate authority reviewing the matter.

  • Prohibited Personnel Practices must be reported by complainant direct to the Office of Special Counsel for consideration at U.S. Office of Special Counsel - File a Complaint.



  • We cannot provide information regarding what action(s) have been taken on any allegation reported to our office, including case status. 

  • Federal regulations prohibit the disclosure of information contained in law enforcement records even to the individual submitting the allegation(s). 

  • Unless you are contacted directly by one of our investigators, there will be no communication from our office, outside of correspondence which may advise you that your matter has been referred to another entity if your submitted allegations do not fall under the jurisdiction or cognizance of this Office.

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