Notifying the FAA:
The FAA has the responsibility of investigating possible violations of Federal regulations, orders, or standards relating to aviation safety. The Office of Audit and Evaluation reviews all aviation safety related allegations and assess the likelihood that a violation occurred. If it's determined that an investigation is required, your identity will be kept confidential from your company and the inspectors will not identify to your company or coworkers that a Whistleblower investigation is taking place.
You may submit a Whistleblower Protection Plan (AIR21) complaint to the FAA in one of the following ways:
- The recommended method is to fill out and submit the Electronic Complaint Form located at the following link: http://av-apps.faa.gov/wbpp/wbpp2.htm
- You can mail a complaint to the following address:
Federal Aviation Administration
Office of Audit and Evaluation
Attn: WBPP Coordinator, Room 911
800 Independence Ave SW
Washington, DC 20591
The Whistleblower Protection Program cannot accept anonymous input. If you wish to remain anonymous, you have no ability to redress an employment discrimination issue. To make an anonymous aviation safety report, contact the Safety Hotline at (800) 255-1111, Option 3, or send an email to: 9-AWA-AVS-AAI-SAFETYHOTLINE@FAA.GOV.
Filing your Complaint with the Department of Labor/OSHA:
The Secretary of Labor delegated the authority to receive and process discrimination complaints raised under AIR21 to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Your complaint must be filed with OSHA within 90 days of the date you became aware of the employment discrimination to be considered timely.
For instructions on filing an AIR21 complaint with OSHA, go to their website at http://www.osha.gov/as/opa/worker/complain.html. There are also regional and local OSHA offices, so be sure that you are contacting a federal OSHA office, not a state office.
In order to accomplish their responsibilities to investigate your employment discrimination issues, OSHA must identify you to your company.