Marines


CIG/Formal Complaint

MISSION

To ensure allegations of fraud, waste, abuse, mismanagement, or misconduct, are properly recorded and routed for action by the appropriate office or agency; to provide assistance services and referrals for non-IG matters.
 

REFERENCES

Anonymous or Confidential.

MCO 5430.1A w/ Admin CH - The act of protecting a complainant’s or witness’s identity, and any information that may lead to the identification of the complainant or witness, to the extent possible under applicable law and regulation.

MCO 5370.8A - Confidentiality is essential to the integrity of the IG process. The identity of case persons, to include complainants and subjects, must be protected from unauthorized or unnecessary disclosure outside of IG channels. The names of complainants will not be forwarded outside of IG channels unless the complainant’s identity is necessary to address the complaint, and the complainant consents. If a complainant elects to remain confidential, IG personnel must explain to them that it may not be possible to fully address their complaint, and give the complainant the opportunity to waive confidentiality. This contact will be documented in a case note.
 

SUBMITTING COMPLAINT ONLINE

Submit a Complaint  (https://hotline.usmc.mil/)

IG Case Action Manager (IGCAM)

Avoid using special characters (#$%&*@+=-_?/”:;) when completing the complaint form, except when inputting an e-mail address under individual information. The use of special characters may result in an error when submitting the complaint.
 

HOTLINES

The Department of Defense and the Secretary of the Navy Hotlines were designed to focus efforts to combat fraud, waste, and mismanagement throughout DoD and the Navy. The CIG will inquire into non-criminal, non-frivolous, and substantive allegations submitted in a timely manner that violate a law, rule, regulation, or standard where no other recourse or process is available related to our mission, as stated above.

MCBH IG Complaint Hotline:  (808) 257-8852

MCBH HOTLINE Email: MCBH.CIG.SMB@usmc.mil or KBAZ_HQBN_INSP@usmc.mil 

Sending data in the clear (unencrypted email) may allow an attacker to intercept personally identifiable information (PII) and alter emails.  Although the probability of occurrence is low, it is recommended that any disclosure of sensitive PII occur in a more secure manner.  If you don't have access to DoD email encryption, we recommend that you use the hotline web site, which uses Transport Layer Security (TLS) encryption to protect communications on the Internet.
 

MATTERS INAPPROPRIATE FOR THE INSPECTOR GENERAL

Refer to the below link for specific details on each listed item.

https://www.hqmc.marines.mil/igmc/Units/Assistance-and-Hotline-Division/

ADVERSE ACTIONS

•    CRIMES COMMITTED BY MILITARY PERSONNEL.

•    MAJOR CRIMES

•   CHAIN OF COMMAND

•   EQUAL OPPORTUNITY (MILITARY)/EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (CIVILIAN) CASES
    MCO 5354.1E W ADMIN CH (military)
    MCO 12713.6A (civilian)

•  OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS

•  REDRESS OF WRONGS


REPRISAL

CIVILIAN APPROPRIATED FUND EMPLOYEES
Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 2302(b)8; may submit claims of reprisal to the Office of Special Counsel or the DoDIG.REPRISAL

CIVILIAN NON-APPROPRIATED FUND EMPLOYEES
Pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 1587; and implemented by DoDD 1401.03 with Ch1 must submit claims of reprisal to the DoDIG.

DEFENSE CONTRACTOR EMPLOYEES
Pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 2409; and implemented by Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) Subpart 3.9, must submit claims of reprisal to the DoDIG.

MILITARY PERSONNEL
Claims of reprisal by military personnel for protected whistleblowing activity have statutory rights in accordance with DoDD 7050.06. Allegations of reprisal for the submission of a protected communication submitted to the Inspector General will be referred to the DoDIG for all military personnel.

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