IG Hotline

 
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Mission of the IG Hotline

The mission of the IG Hotline is to provide a method to receive and investigate allegations of significant fraud, waste, abuse and/or mismanagement. Military and civilian personnel are required to report suspected wrongdoing to their chain of command. This is the preferred mechanism because it reinforces the primacy of the chain of command and allows problems to be addressed at the lowest level. The IG Hotline provides an alternative to the chain of command when a complainant reasonably fears reprisal or believes that the chain of command has been unresponsive.
 

Matters Appropriate for Hotline Complaints (which would be investigated at the command level)

  • o Abuse of title or position
  • o Bribes/Kickbacks/Acceptance of Gratuities
  • o Conflicts of Interests
  • o Ethics Violations
  • o False Official Statements/Claims
  • o Fraud
  • o Gifts (improper receipt or giving)
  • o Improper Referral for Mental Health Evaluations
  • o Mismanagement/Organization Oversight (significant Cases)
  • o Misuse of Official Time, Government Property, Position and Public Office
  • o Political Activities
  • o Purchase Card Abuse
  • o Reprisal (Military Whistleblower Protection)
  • o Safety/Public Health (Substantial/Specific)
  • o Systemic Problems
  • o Time and Attendance (Significant Violations)
  • o Travel Card Abuse
  • o Travel Fraud (TDY and TAD)
  • o Waste
 

Proper Use of the IG Hotline

Those who willfully and knowingly file false allegations are subject to prosecution and/or administrative action. Some issues should not be addressed via the IG Hotline as they may be more appropriately handled by other organizational entities (Human Resources Staff, Equal Opportunity Advisor - as applicable). Those complainants actively pursuing issues via alternative means (i.e. EEO complaints, personnel grievance, etc.) should not utilize the IG Hotline to address the same issues. Complainants should not submit simultaneous allegations to multiple IG Hotlines (Regional, Department of the Navy (DON), Department of Defense (DOD), etc.)
Anyone may file a hotline complaint. You may remain anonymous but we will not be able to contact you for more information. You may request confidentiality, and we will make every effort to prevent disclosure of your identity, but we cannot guarantee confidentiality.
 

How to file a local IG Hotline Complaint:

1. Verbally - Call the Hotline recording at 1-877-862-0252 and leave a message.
2. Electronic mail - Send an e-mail to: NavyNHLemooreIGHotline@mail.mil. This method does not protect your anonymity. By using this method you   
    acknowledge that your privacy is not guaranteed because your complaint has not been encrypted. If you are not comfortable submitting your
    complaint via e-mail, you may mail your complaint to us at the below address.
3. U.S. Mail - Mail to Naval Hospital Lemoore IG Hotline Form or your complaint to:
    COMMANDING OFFICER
    Naval Hospital Lemoore
    ATTN: MEDIG Program Coordinator
    937 Franklin Ave.
    Lemoore, CA 93245
 

Information to include in your complaint

  • o Who? (Service member's or employee's full name, rank/grade, and duty station)
  • o What? (Specific wrongdoing, and why you believe that the activity was misconduct, to include the rule, regulation or law you think they violate)
  • o Where? (Location where the wrongdoing occurred)
  • o When? (Specific dates and times)
  • o How Much? (Estimated dollar loss)
  • o Why and How? (Describe why and how you believe the individual perpetrated the offense)
  • o What have you done to resolve the issue?
  • o What you want the IG to do.
 

Resolution and status of Hotline Complaints

Most investigations are completed within 90 days. While the investigation is ongoing, we can only tell you whether the case is open. Once the investigation is closed, if the complainant has identified themselves they will receive a letter informing them whether the allegations were substantiated or unsubstantiated.

Navy Hotline

Naval Hospital Lemoore


Navy Medicine West

(619) 767-6058
NavyNMWIGHotline@mail.mil

Medical Inspector General

1-800-637-6175
NavyMEDIGHotline@mail.mil

Documents

Hotline Form
Trifold Guide
Hotline Poster