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How to File an AIR21 Whistleblower Complaint

How to Notify the FAA

The FAA has the responsibility for 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 assesses the likelihood that a violation occurred. Your identity will be kept confidential from your company and the inspectors will not identify that a Whistleblower investigation is taking place.

You may submit an AIR21 Whistleblower complaint to FAA in one of the following two ways:

  • The recommended method is to fill out and submit the Electronic Complaint Form
  • You can email a complaint or question to the following address: Your complaints must include your name, contact information (phone and email), your job, the name of your employer, the type and date of discrimination against you, and a detailed list of the safety allegations you reported.

The AIR21 Whistleblower Protection Program cannot accept anonymous input. If you wish submit an anonymous aviation safety report, please complete the FAA Hotline Web Form.

How to Notify the Department of Labor/OSHA

The Secretary of Labor has delegated the authority to receive and process discrimination complaints 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 and a link for filing an AIR21 complaint, go to OSHA's Whistleblower Protection Programs.

Note: In order to accomplish their responsibilities to investigate your employment discrimination issues, OSHA must identify you and your allegations to your company.

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