What to report on the OIG Hotline:
The OIG accepts complaints related to the following Baltimore City government components:
- Suspected violations of law, rules, or regulations
- Significant misconduct
- Significant mismanagement and waste of City funds
- Abuses of power
- Criminal conflicts of interest
- Bribes, kickbacks, or bid-rigging
- Whistleblower reprisal
- Fraudulent travel claims
- Contract or procurement fraud
- Theft, misuse, or abuse of City property
- Workers' compensation fraud
- Embezzlement of City funds
What NOT to report:
The following matters are not investigated by the Baltimore City OIG:
- 911 emergencies
- Social Security fraud
- Identity Theft
- Tax Fraud
- Phone scams
- Spam Calls
- Medicare/Medicaid fraud
What to expect when calling the OIG Hotline:
When calling the OIG Hotline, callers may speak to an OIG employee, who will ask a series of questions regarding the complaint. At times, due to call volume or scheduling, an Evaluator will be unavailable to speak with the caller directly. However, if the caller leaves their contact information, an OIG Evaluator will be in touch within 48 hours, Monday through Friday. The OIG Hotline numbers do not have a voicemail time limit, therefore callers are able to leave as much information as they want.
We cannot provide information regarding what action(s) have been taken on any allegation reported to our office.
The Maryland Public Information Act prohibits the disclosure of information contained in OIG records even to the individual submitting the allegation(s).
Unless you are contacted directly by one of our investigators, there will be no communication from our office outside of correspondence which may advise you that your matter has been referred to another entity. A referral will occur if your submitted allegations does not fall under the jurisdiction or cognizance of the Baltimore City OIG.
Under no circumstances will our office provide you with the status of action taken on any allegation. The information you provide will be processed according to our internal policies and guidelines. Appropriate action will be taken, as determined.