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Confidentiality and Privacy

SIGPR will not disclose the identity of a complainant unless the complainant consents to such disclosure, the SIGPR Inspector General determines that such disclosure is otherwise unavoidable in order to conduct an inquiry, or the matter is judicated in a criminal proceeding potentially requiring the disclosure.

You are not required to identify yourself when submitting a hotline complaint. In addition to filing anonymously (where you do not give your name to the SIGPR hotline), you may choose to provide your name and request confidentiality.

Anonymous Filing Status

If you file your complaint anonymously, we will not know who you are, and we will not be able to contact you to request additional information. That may hinder our ability to investigate your information.


Additional Information

If you submitted additional information or consent to release your identity for investigating your complaint, we will process this information upon receipt.

You may have just made a “protected communication” under Whistleblower Protection Laws. If you suffer retaliation for filing this complaint, you may file a retaliation complaint. To learn more please refer to the SIGPR Whistleblower Protection Information page.

Discrimination Complaints

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) complaints must be filed with your agency or service’s EEO or EO office within the timeframes specified in EEO guidelines or you may forfeit your rights under the EEO Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Your local EEO or EO office, as well as the EEO Commission can provide further information and guidance.