Whistleblower Rights

Whistleblowers have identified wasteful spending, mismanagement by government officials and private entities, improved the safety of airlines and other modes of transportation, helped to ensure the integrity of critical projects, and saved lives. If you have information to share regarding concerns about programs, projects, conflicts-of-interest or incidents that fall within the jurisdiction of the Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure please contact us.

You have a constitutional right to speak with Congress. That right is ingrained in the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. In addition, various U.S. laws prohibit retaliation against whistleblowers and protect whistleblowers in providing information to Congress, including 5 U.S. Code § 2302 - Prohibited personnel practices and 5 U.S. Code § 7211 - Employees’ right to petition Congress

If you wish to provide documentation to, or speak with, one of the Democratic Oversight Staff of the Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure regarding allegations of waste, fraud, abuse or mismanagement or potential violations of law, rules or regulations you may contact us via telephone (202) 225-4472, e-mail us at TransportationWhistleblower@mail.house.gov, or fill out the form below to contact us anonymously. Please include a brief summary of the allegations or issues you are concerned about within the body of the form or e-mail. The more specific information you provide the easier it will be for us to potentially investigate the issue you describe.

If you are willing to be contacted by oversight staff please include the best method for us to contact you via e-mail or telephone. We will keep your identity confidential and will only use your contact information to follow up with you regarding your submission.


Offices of Inspectors General (OIGs)

If you are aware of cases of waste, fraud, abuse or mismanagement you may also want to contact the Office of Inspector General (OIG) at the federal agency where you work. The Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2012 established a Whistleblower Protection Ombudsman in each federal IG’s office. A directory of federal OIGs, where you can find contact information for a specific agency’s Whistleblower Ombudsman, is maintained at the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE), available here: https://www.ignet.gov/content/inspectors-general-directory.

U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC)

If you believe you have been retaliated against for protected activities you should contact the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC), an independent federal agency, whose primary mission is to safeguard the merit system of the U.S. government by protecting federal employees from prohibited personnel practices, especially reprisal for whistleblowing.