Fraud, Waste and Abuse
The Naval Medical Center San Diego Commanding Officer's Fraud, Waste and Abuse Hotline provides an opportunity to report significant cases of Fraud, Waste, Abuse and mismanagement. Follow the below 4-step process to make a Hotline Complaint. Additional information is also available on the Navy Inspector General website.
4-Step Complaint Process:
Step 1: Determine the best method to address your complaint.
First, attempt to resolve your complaint using the chain of command and other local resources, including legal staff, union representative, chaplain, human resource personnel, equal opportunity advisor, your immediate supervisor, or the Commander. Review the Common Complaints (A-Z) on the Navy Inspector General website
to determine whether an established process or grievance procedure is available to address your issue.
Matters appropriate for a Hotline complaint include:
- Any violation of law or ethical standard
- BAH misuse
- Bribes, kickbacks and accepting gratuities
- Conflicts of interest
- HIPAA Compliance
- Improper fund raising or gifts
- Intern/Resident duty hour violations
- Mismanagement, misuse/abuse of government property
- Misuse of government purchase/travel card
- Misuse of official time (time and attendance)
- Third Party Collection (TPC) compliance issues
- Travel fraud (TAD/TDY)
- Waste of resources
Step 2: Review Answers to Frequently Asked Questions.
Who may use the Hotline?
Anyone can file a hotline complaint.
What issues should you report to the hotline?
You should report any matter in Step 1 which includes those listed on the Navy IG website.
Is there a time limit to file a complaint?
You should submit your complaint within 90 days of the date the alleged wrongdoing occurred.
How do you submit a hotline complaint?
Submit complaints in person, by calling the hotline #'s, in writing, by fax, by email, or by using the online complaint form.
Can I remain anonymous or request confidentiality?
You may remain anonymous, but we will not be able to contact you for more information. You may request confidentiality. NMCSD's Command Evaluation and Integrity (CE&I) staff will make every effort to prevent disclosures of your identity, but cannot guarantee confidentiality.
Step 3: Prepare to submit your hotline complaint.
Gather the information and provide the following the CE&I/IG staff for your complaint.
Who? Service member's/employee’s full name, rank/grade and duty station.
What? Specific wrongdoing and why you believe the activity was misconduct to include the rule, regulation or law you think they violated.
Where? Location where the wrongdoing occurred.
When? Specific dates and times.
How much? Estimated dollar loss.
Why and How? Describe why and how you believe the individual perpetrated the offense.
What have you done to try to resolve the issue?
What do you want the CE&I/IG staff to do?
REMEMBER, the more detailed information you provide, the better we can assist you.
Step 4: Contact the CE&I staff or an IG office for assistance or to file your complaint.
NMCSD IG HOTLINE COORDINATOR
Head, Command Evaluation and Integrity
Naval Medical Center San Diego
34800 Bob Wilson Drive
San Diego, CA 92134-5000
Comm: (619) 532-6082
Fax: (619) 532-6452
NAVY MEDICINE WEST INSPECTOR GENERAL
4170 Norman Scott Road, B-3595
San Diego, CA 92136
Toll Free: 1-877-479-3832
Comm: (619) 767-6068
NAVAL MEDICAL IG
8901 Wisconsin Avenue, B1 Room 1922
Bethesda, MD 20889-5615
Toll Free: 800-637-6175
NAVY IG: ATTN NAVY HOTLINE
1254 Ninth Street, S.E. B 172
Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374-5006
Toll Free: 800-522-3451
Fax: (202) 433-2613
DOD Hotline, The Pentagon
Washington, DC 20301-1900
Toll Free: 800-424-9098
Comm: (202) 693-5080
Fax: (703) 604-8567