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Before Contacting the IG

Before You Tell it to Your Inspector General -

-Be sure you have a problem, not just a peeve.
(Are the cooks turning out lousy chow or was it just one bad meal)

-Give your chain of command a chance to solve the problem first.
(Many problems must be addressed to the chain of command for resolution anyway)

-If IG assistance is needed, contact your local IG first.
(IGs at higher commands will normally refer the case to the local IG for action)

-Be honest and don't provide misleading information.
(IGs will discover the truth quickly in most cases and there are penalties for knowingly providing false information)

-Keep in mind that IGs are not policy makers.
(If a policy is flawed you can submit proposed change on a DA form 2028)

-Keep in mind that IGs can only recommend, not order a resolution.
(Only commanders can order; the role of the IG is to advise the Commander)

-Remember, IGs can only resolve a case on the basis of fact.
(Your claim that a supervisor has violated the rules doesn't make it fact. A claim must be supported with evidence)

-Don't expect instant action on your patient.
(Investigations take time, and IGs tend to have heavy workloads)

-Be prepared to take "No" for the answer.
(In any case, yes or no, the IG will explain why)

POC: Assistance and Investigation Branch: 877-214-7610 or (717) 861-8448


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Deputy Inspector General
(717) 861-8448

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(717) 861-8490

Assistance Team
Deputy Inspector General
(717) 861-8424

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(717) 861-8450
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