Office of Audit and Evaluation

The Office of Audit and Evaluation (AAE) is a staff office that reports directly to the FAA Administrator and provides an independent venue for the conduct or oversight of objective, impartial investigations and evaluations. We are the FAA focal point for public and FAA employee reports related to:

  • aviation safety violations
  • waste, fraud, abuse and mismanagement
  • internal FAA rule or policy violations
  • whistleblower disclosures.

These types of reports are received through our FAA Hotline and AIR21 Whistleblower Protection Program.

We also serve as the FAA liaison for DOT Office of Inspector General (OIG), Government Accountability Office (GAO), and Office of U.S. Special Counsel (OSC) audits and investigations involving FAA organizations and programs. We ensure that our response to these audits and investigations are thorough and ensure that corrective actions identified as a result of audits and investigations are implemented.