Cash Awards Program for the Disclosure of Fraud, Waste, or Mismanagement

Sponsored by the DoD OIG 


The DoD OIG Cash Awards Program recognizes and rewards disclosure of suspected fraud, waste, or mismanagement that results in a cost savings to the DoD. 
Cash awards may be granted to DoD civilian employees and NAFI employees whose disclosure of  fraud, waste, or mismanagement is not related to a matter within their official responsibilities.

How the program works:
The OIG will review its databases for potential nominees whose disclosure to the DoD resulted in cost savings to the DoD. The DoD OIG Components may also submit nominations for awards.

The maximum cash award amount is $10,000 or an amount equal to 1 percent of the agency's cost savings, whichever is smaller. Award amounts are determined in accordance with Title 5, United States Code, Section 4512.
Nominations for awards are considered after closure of an inquiry that substantiates savings.