DoD Hotline - Whistleblower Reprisal Complaints
What is a Whistleblower Reprisal Complaint?
Reprisal occurs when a management official takes (or, under certain statutes, threatens to take) an unfavorable personnel action against an individual, or withholds (or, under certain statutes, threatens to withhold) a favorable personnel action because that individual made or was thought to have made a protected communication or disclosure.
Filing a Whistleblower Reprisal Complaint
Whether an unfavorable action was taken or threatened, or a favorable action withheld or threatened to be withheld, is fact-dependent and evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Have documentation for each personnel action available to submit, if available. You are encouraged to read the applicable definitions and filing requirements specific to your employee status for more details. For help with filing your specific complaint, refer to the following guides created to assist you. Click on the appropriate link below to download the guide for your particular status:
File a Whistleblower Reprisal Complaint Online
Other Submittal Methods:
1.) Download the two required forms in PDF format:
2.) Send your forms to the DoD Hotline via:
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20301-1900
If you need help submitting a complaint, please view our Frequently Asked Questions or call the DoD Hotline at 1-800-424-9098 for assistance.