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Our Mission

The primary charge of the IG in this role is to sustain a credible Air Force IG system, by ensuring a responsive Complaints & Resolution Program. In addition, the IG is responsible for the Fraud, Waste and Abuse (FWA) program.
 
The IG Ensures the concerns of all complaints and the best interests of the Air Force are addresses through objective fact-finding.
 
Disclaimer: IAW the Whistleblower Protection Against Reprisal Under Title 10, United States Code, Section 1034 (10 USC 1034), members of the armed forces shall be free from reprisal for making or preparing to make a protected communication.

Who we are

 

Maj. Benjamin Evans, 245-2075    Lt. Col. Nathan Jones, 245-2669

 

WHO MAY FILE AIR FORCE IG COMPLAINTS?

If you have a concern and are unsure if you should file a complaint, contact your local IG office for guidance. Any Air Force military or civilian member may file an IG complaint. However, many Department of the Air Force civilian complaints (e.g., discrimination, sexual harassment, and conditions of employment) must be addressed by agencies other than the IG. Anyone, including civilians with no Air Force affiliation, may file Fraud, Waste, and Abuse (FWA) complaints. Depending on the circumstances, the IG may also accept complaints from dependents or relatives of active duty members and retirees and their dependents. However, it is always best for the actual "victim" or person who witnessed the alleged wrongdoing to file the complaint.

WHEN ARE IG COMPLAINTS APPROPRIATE?

Individuals should attempt to resolve FWA issues and personal complaints at the lowest possible level, using command channels before elevating them to the next higher level or to the IG. Further, complaints must be promptly filed within IG, command, or other grievance channels. IG's may dismiss a complaint if there is no FWA, recognizable wrong or violation of law, regulation, or policy. Also, complaints more than one year from date of occurrence will normally be dismissed, unless there are extraordinary circumstances or special Air Force interests to justify an investigation.

WHAT TYPE OF COMPLAINTS ARE NOT IG APPROPRIATE?

The following issues and allegations are ordinarily not appropriate for USAF IG intervention (this list is not all inclusive):

  • Issues NOT related to the Air Force
  • Criminal allegations
  • Issues that have other means of redress (i.e. Chain-of-Command)
  • Courts-martial actions
  • Non-judicial punishment
  • Discharge issues
  • Officer Performance Reports
  • Enlisted Performance Reports
  • Force shaping issues
  • Pay/Financial issues
  • Personnel issues
  • Equal Opportunity issues
  • Civilian allegations of reprisal or restriction

Contact

Building 210, Room 121

(801) 245-2669/2075

Hotline Numbers and Email:

  • Complaints Resolution: 

Direct:  202-404-5354 

Toll Free:  1-800-538-8429 

Email:  saf.ighotline@us.af.mil

  • DoD Hotline:  1-800-424-9098

Mailing Address:
Office of the AF Inspector General
1140 AF Pentagon
Washington DC 20330-1140