About HHS-OIG Hotline Operations
The Inspector General Act of 1978 gave the OIG the authority to accept complaints from HHS employees and the general public concerning criminal activity, fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement of HHS programs and operations. OIG Hotline Operations is a component of the OIG, Office of Investigations, overseeing several hotlines through which complaints and information are received. OIG Hotline Operations reviews and processes complaints which may or may not result in an investigation, audit, or inspections performed by the OIG, or administrative action by an Operating Division of Staff Division of HHS. As a result, the OIG Hotline helps ensure the proper and efficient use of taxpayer dollars and Government resources for the American people.