Office of Quality Compliance & Review
How to report Transportation Fraud
This is for anyone aware of or suspect the commission of
fraud on transportation related projects funded by the Illinois
Department of Transportation including fraud pertaining to the
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program, contact IDOT’s
Office of Quality Compliance & Review. Allegations may be
reported by anyone including DOT employees, contractors, or the
general public. OQCR's Hotline is open 24 hours a day. Extensive
measures are taken to keep all information strictly
confidential. Anonymous and non-anonymous reports are accepted
by both the Illinois Department of Transportation and the Office
of the Executive Inspector General. We prefer that you report
the allegation with your name and contact information as this
facilitates a quicker resolution in the event we require
additional information. This is especially true if you email
your report. Please help us stop fraud, waste, and abuse by
reporting in one of the following methods.
REPORT TO IDOT
- Call: 1-800-455-5008 (toll free) you will have the opportunity to leave a detailed message.
- Email to:
- Mail To: IDOT Office of Quality Compliance and Review, Room 213, 2300 South Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62764
Or call 217-558-4617 between 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, and we will talk you through the process
REPORT TO FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
The US DOT Office of Inspector General (OIG) also maintains a Hotline to facilitate the reporting of allegations of fraud, waste, abuse, or mismanagement in U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) programs or operations. You may report such allegations through the contact information listed below. Allegations may be reported by DOT employees, contractors, or the general public. OIG’s Hotline is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is operated by a third party contractor.
USDOT/OIG: Hotline Complaint Center
THE OFFICE OF THE EXECUTIVE INSPECTOR GENERAL (OEIG)
Complaints regarding allegations of misconduct, fraud,
waste, etc. may be submitted to the OEIG by anyone.
Complaints may be submitted anonymously.
To report to the Office of the Executive Inspector General,
please do one of the following:
Call the OEIG’s toll-free hotline at 866-814-1113
Contact the Office via telecommunications device for
the disabled (TTY) at 888-261-2734;
Mail a completed complaint form to:
Office of Executive Inspector General for the
Agencies of the Illinois Governor
Attention: Complaint Division
69 West Washington, Suite 3400
Chicago, Illinois 60602
If you file under certain provisions of the state and/or federal
False Claims Acts, you may be
eligible for a percentage of the proceeds (typically 15%-25%).
See 740 ILCS 175 for more information on the Illinois False
See 31 U.S.C. Sections 3729 through 3733, for the Federal False
State Employees are protected against retaliatory action
Whistle Blower Protection for State Employees
State of Illinois Employees are protected against retaliatory
action when disclosing information about a public body,
political activity, state agency, office, or another employee.
The full details of the Whistle Blower Protection provision are
provided below from the Office of Executive Inspector General.
law, see Article 15 of the State Officials and Employees Ethics
Act outlining Whistle Blower Protection by clicking this link: