Who may file an IG Complaint?
Anybody may file an IG Complaint. If you have a concern and are unsure if you should file a complaint, contact your local IG office for guidance.
What types of complaints are appropriate?
Fraud, Waste and Abuse (FWA) or gross mismanagement; a violation of law, policy, procedures, instructions, or regulations; an injustice; abuse of authority, inappropriate conduct, or misconduct (as defined in Air Force Instruction 90-301); and a deficiency or like condition. The IG CRP should not be used for matters normally addressed through other established grievance or appeal channels, unless there is evidence those channels mishandled the matter or process. If a policy directive or instruction provides a specific means of redress or appeal of a grievance, complainants must exhaust those procedures before filing an IG complaint. Complainants must provide relevant evidence that the process was mishandled or handled prejudicially before the IG will process a complaint of mishandling. Mere dissatisfaction or disagreement with the outcome or findings of an alternative grievance or appeal process is not a sufficient basis to warrant an IG investigation. If you are unsure of whether your concern warrants filing an IG complaint, please contact your local IG office for guidance.
How can I submit a complaint?
Submit an AF Form 102 to the IG office.
What is Restriction?
Preventing or attempting to prevent members of the Armed Forces from making or preparing to make lawful communications to Members of Congress and/or an IG.
What is Reprisal?
Taking or threatening to take an unfavorable personnel action or withholding or threatening to withhold a favorable personnel action on a military member for making or preparing to make a protected communication.
What is Protected Communication?
A communication in which a member of the Armed Forces communicates information that the member reasonably believes evidences a violation of law or regulation, including a law or regulation prohibiting sexual harassment or unlawful discrimination, gross mismanagement, a gross waste of funds or other resources, an abuse of authority, or a substantial and specific danger to public health or safety, when such communication is made to any of the following (this list is not all inclusive): Members of Congress and/or an IG, Personnel assigned to DoD audit, inspection, investigation, law enforcement, equal opportunity (EO), safety, or family advocacy organizations, any person in the member's chain of command, The CMSgt of the AF, CCM's, Gp/Sq Superintendents or First Sergeants