Report Fraud, Waste, and Abuse

Individuals are welcome to contact the Office with information regarding fraud, waste, and abuse. It is the Office's practice to maintain the names of complainants in confidence. You may provide information anonymously.
24 Hour Hotline Number is 800-322-1323 to report fraud, waste, & abuse

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

A Chapter 30B Team member is available Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 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 acknowledgments or 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