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To submit a general comment or question about the EPA Office of Inspector General, contact us by one of the methods below. Visit the OIG's Congressional and Media Protocols to learn about the media inquiries process. If you instead need to file an OIG Hotline complaint, please visit our hotline page.​ For explanations of some commonly asked questions and misunderstood terms, visit our Frequently Asked Questions and Terms page. For any questions about this website, please contact the web team using with 'Comment for Webmaster' in the subject line.

Contact Methods
Form EPA OIG Contact Form
Phone (202) 566-2391
Fax (202) 566-2549
Mail Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Inspector General
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. (2410T)
Washington, DC 20460

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Suggestions for Audits and Pending Projects

As part of our efforts to be the premier oversight organization, we welcome suggestions for audits as well as any input relating to our notification memo topics. Audits provide accountability and transparency for government programs. They provide objective analysis and information for agency decision makers.

We conduct independent audits, evaluations and investigations; make evidence-based recommendations to promote economy, efficiency and effectiveness; and prevent and detect fraud, waste, abuse, mismanagement and misconduct for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board. Your suggestions will be considered as the Office of Inspector General considers new projects.

To make suggestions for audits, please contact us via one of the following methods:

Suggestion Methods
Email (Use the subject "Suggestions for Audits")
Phone (202) 566-2391
Fax (202) 566-2549
Mail Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Inspector General
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. (2431T)
Washington, DC 20460

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Careers with the OIG

Thank you for your interest in a career with the EPA OIG. We are a small organization with an important mission: to help EPA become more economical, effective, and efficient in its efforts to make America a cleaner and healthier place.

We are doing significant, rewarding work. Here at the EPA OIG, multi-talented people think for themselves and work in teams to advance efficient environmental protection. If you have the necessary skills, and a commitment to make America a better place, the opportunities are here.

Job Paths Benefits

To perform our work, the OIG hires a variety of specialized professionals, including:

  • Program Analysts/Evaluators
  • Auditors
    • Financial
    • Performance
    • Forensic
    • Information Systems/Technology
  • Special Agents (Criminal Investigators)
  • Computer Specialists
  • Environmental Scientists
  • Social Scientists
  • Engineers
  • Attorneys
  • Administrative Professionals
  • Professional Communicators
  • Competitive salaries
  • Opportunity to develop skills
  • Flexible work schedules (maxiflex)
  • Telecommuting (flexiplace)
  • Sick leave for family care
  • Leave sharing
  • On- or near-site child care
  • Child care tuition assistance
  • Job security
  • Cost-of-living pay raises
  • Substantial health benefits
  • Life insurance
  • Paid vacation (starting at 2-and-a-half weeks a year)
  • Thrift Savings Plan (Federal 401k retirement plan)
  • Casual business attire
  • Student Loan Repayment Program
  • Tuition assistance
  • Transit subsidies
  • Mentoring program
  • Performing a job that matters
  • Atlanta
  • Boston
  • Chicago
  • Cincinnati
  • Dallas
  • Denver
  • Kansas City
  • New York
  • Philadelphia
  • Research Triangle Park - RTP (North Carolina)
  • San Francisco
  • Seattle
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Winchester, Tennessee

Learn more about working for the agency on the EPA Careers page.

EPA Human Resources

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FOIA Requests

What are the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the Privacy Act?

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) provides that any person has a right to obtain access to federal agency records, except to the extent that such records are protected from public disclosure by one of nine exemptions. The Privacy Act of 1974 mandates how federal agencies maintain records about individuals. The law strives to balance the government's need to maintain these records with the individual's right to be protected from unwarranted invasions of personal privacy. Exit

FAQs about FOIA and the Privacy Act
Who can file a FOIA or Privacy Act request? Anyone can file a FOIA request. Any citizen or lawfully-admitted alien can file a Privacy Act request. 
How long does it take to get a response under FOIA? Once an agency receives a FOIA request, the agency has 20 working days to make a decision on the request.
How can you file a FOIA or Privacy Act request with the EPA OIG?

EPA uses a centralized intake process for FOIA and Privacy Act requests. To ensure your request is properly directed to the Office of Inspector General, it is suggested that you specify that your request is seeking EPA OIG records.

1. FOIAonline

FOIAonline allows you to electronically submit FOIA requests, modify requests, communicate with the EPA about the status of a request, search previously submitted requests, view responsive documents that are cleared for release, access a dashboard with information about the status of a request, and file an appeal.

Access FOIAonline at:

2. U.S. Postal Mail

FOIA and Privacy Act requests for EPA OIG records can be mailed to:

National FOIA Office
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW (2310A)
Washington, DC 20460

Overnight delivery service should be directed to Room 5315 at the above address.

COVID-19 Update: Please see the EPA notice regarding “hard copy submissions” including FOIA requests at

Reading Room - Guide to Reference Materials FOIA requires that agencies have a "reading room" to inspect publicly available documents. The OIG reports webpage on this site is available to serve this purpose. FOIAonline provides search functionality for EPA OIG FOIA responsive documents that do not contain first-party protected information.
OIG’s FOIA Officer

(202) 566-1512 or

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Contractor and Subcontractor Mandatory Disclosures

Who is required to submit Mandatory Disclosures?

The Federal Acquisition Regulation consists of uniform policies and procedures governing the acquisition process for federal agencies. To learn more, including how to submit contractor and subcontractor disclosure information, see our Mandatory Disclosures webpage.

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EPA OIG Contact Form

Why are you contacting the EPA OIG?
Learn more about Hotline Complaints
(If your complaint DOES NOT involve a specific EPA or Chemical Safety Board program or employee, please Report the Environmental Violation or use the appropriate EPA Hotline to file your complaint)
Wish to remain anonymous?


  1. If you choose to make an anonymous complaint, your anonymity – depending on the mode of communication you select – may be forfeited.  Also, please note that it may be difficult for the OIG to effectively investigate an anonymous complaint because we will not be able to speak to you about the issues you are raising.
  2. If you are an EPA employee, your confidentiality will be protected unless you give your consent or disclosure is unavoidable during the course of an investigation, audit or evaluation.
  3. If you are not an EPA employee, and you request confidentiality, your confidentiality will be protected by the OIG to the maximum extent permitted by law (for example, by using applicable exemptions and exclusions of the Freedom of Information Act and applicable exemptions of the Privacy Act).
  4. Email messages may be sent to: The hotline phone numbers are: 202-566-2476 or 888-546-8740. Hotline fax is: 202-566-2599.  Written complaints may be sent to: OIG Hotline; U.S. EPA, OIG, Office of Investigations HQ; 1200 Pennsylvania Ave NW  Mailcode 2431T; Washington DC 20406.
Your Information
Description of the fraud, waste or abuse within an EPA or Chemical Safety Board program. Need to attach files? Use our email instead.
Need to attach files? Use our email instead.