Whistleblower Reprisal Investigations

Ms. Nilgun Tolek, Director


The Directorate for Whistleblower Reprisal Investigations (WRI) is responsible for objectively and thoroughly investigating (or providing oversight of Service/Component IG investigations of) whistleblower reprisal complaints filed by members of the armed forces, appropriated and nonappropriated fund employees of the DoD, and employees of DoD contractors and subcontractors. Whistleblowers can perform an important public service – often at great professional and personal risk – by exposing fraud, waste, and abuse within the programs and operations of the Department.  Mindful that disclosures brought to light by whistleblowers are critical to multiple DoD OIG core mission areas (including audits, evaluations, and investigations), WRI strives to maintain the model whistleblower protection program in the federal government.

Whistleblower Rights

How To File a Whistleblower Reprisal Complaint

File your whistleblower reprisal complaint with the DoD Hotline here.  This link also provides additional information on what constitutes whistleblower reprisal based upon your individual status (military, appropriated fund employee, nonappropriated fund employee, or defense contractor).

Investigative Guidance and Policy

AI Investigations Manual

Military Whistleblower

Title 5 Civilian Whistleblower

Intelligence Community Whistleblower

Nonappropriated Fund Employee Whistleblower

Defense Contractor, Subcontractor, Grantee, and Subgrantee Whistleblower 
Note: The FY 2013 NDAA directed significant changes to Contractor Whistleblower Rights. These changes became effective on 1 Jul 13. Contracts signed prior to July 1, 2013 will continue to follow the previous statute until such time as they are revised to include language incorporating the new law.  All contracts signed or revised on or after July 1, 2013 should include language incorporating the new statute. For more information on these changes, CLICK HERE.

Links to Other Whistleblower Protection Resources

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