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Whistleblower Protection for FAA Employees

The Office of Audit and Evaluation (AAE) receives and evaluates disclosures from current FAA employees concerning:

  • Actions relating to a possible violation of the FAA's statute (49 U.S.C. subtitle VII) or an FAA regulation or order has been violated;
  • Acts or omissions that pose a high level of risk to aviation safety has been committed; and
  • Gross misconduct of agency employees involving a matter of aviation safety has been enacted.

We will evaluate the contribution, including any supporting documentation, to determine whether a substantial likelihood exists that conduct within a category described above occurred. If we determine there is a substantial likelihood that conduct within a category described above occurred, we will investigate the disclosure.

All individuals are entitled to contact this office without fear of reprisal. Retaliation against individuals who do so is prohibited and will become a separate matter for investigation by our office.

Confidentiality of Disclosures

Upon request, the contributor's identity will remain confidential unless consent is provided in writing.

To file an internal Whistleblower disclosure:

Federal Aviation Administration
Office of Audit and Evaluation
800 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20591
Attn: AAE-100, Room 911

Please Note: In lieu of filing your disclosure with AAE, federal employees may choose to file a complaint with the U.S. Office of Special Counsel at:

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