Office of the Inspector General

Overview


The Office of Naval Research (ONR) Inspector General (IG) is the designated agent for receipt and investigation of allegations of fraud, waste and abuse for the Chief of Naval Research. The IG relies on concerned employees and private citizens to report information regarding alleged fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement at the ONR.

Everyone is encouraged to be vigilant to the possibility of fraud, waste or abuse and related improprieties, and to report such alleged acts to the IG. Remember that perceptions differ; not all allegations of wrong-doing constitute violations of law, rule or regulation. Please visit the Naval Inspector General website for additional information.

The IG is also the designated agent at ONR for receipt of allegations regarding Scientific Research Misconduct associated with ONR funded grants. Allegations of scientific research misconduct include fabrication, falsification or plagiarism in proposing, performing or reviewing research, or in reporting research results.

You may contact the Inspector General or Deputy Inspector General to file a complaint, or you may call the Hotline. If calling the Hotline please provide as much detailed information as possible. Remember the Ws - Who (full name, including middle initial if known, position title, command/agency where they work), What (what they did or failed to do that was wrong), When (specific dates and times and where they were when it happened), and Witnesses (names and numbers of other witnesses). We would greatly appreciate a contact number for you; we will not ask for any personal information, only information pertaining to the complaint. You may also submit a complaint via fax or email.

ONR IG Points of Contact


Inspector General, Leisa Rectenbaugh, leisa.rectenbaugh@navy.mil; 703-696-5347

Deputy Inspector General, Chris Skinner, christopher.skinner1@navy.mil, 703-696-5342

Fax: 703-696-2102

Hotline: 703-696-4279 or CNR.Hotline@onr.navy.mil 

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