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Contract Fraud

HHS is the fourth largest contracting organization in the Federal government, spending almost $5 billion a year on contractual services and supplies. Pursuant to the Inspector General Act of 1978, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (OIG) is responsible for conducting investigations into fraud, waste, and abuse involving HHS programs, including HHS contracts.

Any suspected fraudulent activities by Federal or State employees, contractors, subcontractors, or any other participants on HHS contracts should be reported to the OIG Hotline.

Suspected fraudulent activities include, but are not limited to:

Any allegations of bribery, kickbacks, gratuities, and conflicts of interest involving Federal or State employees connected with HHS contracts should also be reported to the OIG Hotline.

When contacting the OIG Hotline, persons should provide as much information as possible about the suspected fraudulent activities. The OIG maintains confidentially on all information and, if requested, anonymity of the source. Helpful information includes, but is not limited to:

The HHS OIG's Contractor Self-Disclosure Program allows contractors to self-disclose potential violations of the False Claims Act and various Federal criminal laws involving fraud, conflict of interest, bribery or gratuity. Find more information regarding the OIG Contractor Self-Disclosure program here: