General Information, Media Inquiries, Chapter 30B, MCPPO, Employment

Report Fraud, Waste and Abuse

Individuals are encouraged to contact the Office with information regarding fraud, waste and abuse pertaining to the misuse of public funds, equipment and resources; suspected wrongdoing; or any otherwise prohibited activity. It is the Office's practice to maintain the names of all complainants in confidence. You may provide information by confidential email or anonymously by telephone or mail.

To report fraud, click on this image or email IGO-FightFraud@massmail.state.ma.us

  • 24-hour Hotline telephone number
    800-322-1323
  • Email
    IGO-FightFraud@massmail.state.ma.us
  • US Mail
    Office of the Inspector General 
    One Ashburton Place, Room 1311 
    Boston, MA  02108

MassDOT Fraud, Waste and Abuse

The Internal Special Audit Unit (“ISAU”) within the Office of the Inspector General monitors the quality, efficiency and integrity of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s (“MassDOT”) operating and capital programs. As part of its statutory mandate, the ISAU seeks to prevent, detect and correct fraud, waste and abuse in the expenditure of public and private transportation funds. The ISAU is also responsible for examining and evaluating the adequacy and effectiveness of MassDOT’s operations, including its governance, risk-management practices and internal processes. It is the Office's practice to maintain the names of all complainants in confidence. Individuals are encouraged to report suspected fraud, waste and abuse of transportation funds by confidential email, telephone or mail. 

To report MassDOT fraud, click on this image or email MassDOTFraudHotline@massmail.state.ma.us


Whistleblower Protection

It is the Office's practice to maintain the names of all complainants in confidence. Public employees are subject to whistleblower protection. M.G.L. c. 12A, § 14(c), the Office's enabling statute, provides:

Any employee who has authority to take, direct others to take, recommend, or approve any personnel action, shall not, with respect to such authority, take or threaten to take any action against any employees as a reprisal for making a complaint or disclosing information to the inspector general, unless the complaint was made or the information disclosed with the knowledge that it was false or with willful disregard for its truth or falsity.

Because the Office conducts its work confidentially, complainants are not normally apprised of the progress of investigations or reviews and may not be informed about the disposition of an investigation or review.

Records of the Office are not public records. (M.G.L. c. 12A, § 13)

Note: It is the general policy of the Office to neither confirm nor deny the existence of an investigation or review prior to the disposition of the matter by the Inspector General.


General Contact Information

  • Telephone
    Office: 617-727-9140
    Fax: 617-723-2334
  • Email
  • US Mail
    Office of the Inspector General
    John W. McCormack State Office Building
    One Ashburton Place, Room 1311
    Boston, MA 02108

Media Inquiries Contact Information

All media inquiries should be directed to Jack Meyers at 617-722-8822 or Ellen Silberman at 617-722-8810.

Chapter 30B Contact Information

Telephone: 617-722-8838
Fax: 617-723-2334
Email: 30BHotline@massmail.state.ma.us

A Chapter 30B team member is available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to provide telephone assistance on Chapter 30B questions. Although you may submit questions or information by email, the Office does not issue email responses. Please include a telephone number where you can be reached and, if appropriate, the Office can provide a verbal acknowledgment or response.  The Chapter 30B line is not intended to be a source of legal advice.  Please direct questions regarding procurement matters in litigation or in anticipation of litigation to your legal counsel.  

MCPPO Contact Information

  • Telephone
    Tel:  617-722-8835
    Fax:  617-523-6266
  • Email
    Joyce McEntee Emmett, Director MCPPO Program
  • US Mail
    Massachusetts Certified Public Purchasing Official Program
    Office of the Inspector General
    One Ashburton Place, Room 1311
    Boston, MA 02108

Employment Contact Information