Q. Reporting Misuse of Recovery Act Funds
Reporting Misuse of Recovery Act Funds
What do I do if I see someone misusing ARRA funds?
1. Transparency and accountability are the hallmarks of ARRA. All efforts must be put in place to prevent fraud and abuse, and to mitigate it should it be found. Under ARRA, DOT is undertaking extraordinary risk-mitigation plans to prevent fraud and abuse.
2. If misuse is detected, it should be immediately reported to the DOT Office of Inspector General (OIG). There is a link on the right side of the page - "Report Fraud, Waste, and Abuse" - that provides an opportunity to report fraud and abuse to the OIG. Measures are in place to investigate credible claims of misuse of ARRA funds.
For more information on federal Recovery Act provisions and a list of related FAQs, click here.