Individuals considering blowing the whistle should first consult an attorney experienced in representing whistleblowers and/or an organization that works with whistleblowers and has your best interest in mind.
Before contacting Congress, whistleblowers can also review Best Practices for Working with Congress and Whistleblower Survival Tips. Additional governmental and nongovernmental resources are provided below.
Information about legislative branch whistleblowing can be found here.
Directory of House Offices
Whistleblower Offices, Programs, and Boards
- Office of Special Counsel
- Merit Systems Protection Board
- Department of Labor’s Whistleblower Protection Program
- DOD's Whistleblower Reprisal Investigations Directorate
- Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency's (CIGIE) Integrity Committee
- SEC Office of the Whistleblower
- CFTC Whistleblower Program
- IRS Whistleblower Office
Whistleblower Governmental Resources
- CRS: Survey of Federal Whistleblower and Employee Protection Statutes
- CRS: Intelligence Community Whistleblower Protections
- Oversight.gov: Report Waste, Fraud, Abuse, or Retaliation
- Office of Special Counsel: Know Your Rights When Reporting Wrongs
- Department of Labor: How to File a Whistleblower Complaint
- Office of the Director of National Intelligence: Intelligence Community Whistleblowing
- Government Accountability Office: FraudNet Hotline
Whistleblower Nongovernmental Resources
- Whistleblower Support Organizations
- Caught Between Concience and Career: A Survival Guide
- Whistleblowers of America Peer Support Training Manual
- Are Whistleblowing Laws Working? A Global Study of Whistleblower Protection Litigation
*Please note: The Office of the Whistleblower Ombuds DOES NOT receive whistleblower disclosures. It is an independent, nonpartisan support office established to advise House offices on best practices for working with whistleblowers from the public and private sectors.