The DHS Office of Inspector General has designated a Whistleblower Protection Ombudsman, as required by law.


The information and linked materials accessible from this page are intended to serve as educational tools for DHS employees and supervisors about whistleblower protections.


The Whistleblower Protection Ombudsman’s role is to educate agency employees. The Ombudsman cannot act as a legal representative, agent, or advocate for DHS employees.   If you have questions or concerns regarding specific situations, it may be advisable to seek help or representation from a union representative, if applicable, or from outside legal counsel.



May be an employee, former employee, or applicant who discloses information that she/he reasonably believes is evidence of:


  • Violation of any law, rule or regulation;
  • Gross mismanagement;
  • Gross waste of funds;
  • Abuse of authority; or
  • Substantial and specific danger to public health or safety.



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