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Inspector General

Section 20.055(2), Florida Statutes, created, in all state agencies an Office of Inspector General to provide a central point for coordination of and responsibility for activities that promote accountability, integrity and efficiency in government. The Inspector General for the Florida Department of State is under the general supervision of the Secretary of the Department of State for administrative purposes and reports to the Chief Inspector General.

Our Mission

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) mission is to promote accountability, integrity and efficiency for the citizens of Florida by providing objective, timely audit and investigative services. The OIG conducts independent and objective audits, investigations as well as review of agency issues and programs to assist the department in accomplishing its mission.

File a Complaint

The OIG conducts many different types of investigations involving allegations of employee misconduct, fraud, waste, or abuse affecting the Florida Department of State (DOS). These investigations may include allegations of fraud involving contractors and vendors doing business with DOS.

The OIG only has the authority to investigate employees and contractors of the Florida Department of State. 

More information about the Florida Department of State.

Report instances of Fraud, Waste, Abuse, Misconduct, or Mismanagement when you believe or know:

  • Someone is using DOS property or people for personal gain;
  • Someone is intentionally misleading DOS for financial gain;
  • Someone is receiving a benefit to "look the other way;" or
  • Someone is committing other types of fraud, waste, abuse, misconduct, or mismanagement involving DOS.

Inspector General
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 850.245.6469

Office of Inspector General
Florida Department of State
R. A. Gray Building
500 S. Bronough Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0250

Complaints Regarding Agencies other than the Florida Department of State

For complaints that involve matters not under the jurisdiction of the Florida Department of State, complainants should file with the Office of Inspector General for the agency or department which has jurisdiction over the complaint. This link may be useful in contacting the appropriate agency Inspector General.

Florida Chief Inspector General


Whistle Blower Hotline

The Office of the Chief Inspector General, Executive Office of the Governor, operates the state employee Whistle Blower hotline. The hotline is maintained to provide state employees with the opportunity to report instances of significant waste, misconduct, or mismanagement with their respective agency without fear of retaliation.

Whistle-blower's Hotline
Post Office Box 151
Tallahassee, Florida 32302
800.543.5353 toll-free
850.922.1060 in Tallahassee
850.921.0817 fax

Public Notice

The Florida Department of State’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) is undergoing an assessment to retain accreditation by the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA). The assessment, which is required every three years, will review the OIG’s compliance with approximately 40 standards.  A team of assessors from CFA will conduct the assessment on July 17, 2024. The assessment will examine all aspects of the OIG’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services.  The assessment team is composed of trained assessors who work at similar agencies throughout the state.

As part of the on-site assessment, agency members and the general public are invited to offer comments to the assessment team. For more information regarding CFA or for persons wishing to offer written comments about the Department of State, Office of Inspector General’s ability to meet the standards of accreditation, please write: CFA, P.O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, Florida 32302, or email to [email protected].

Once the CFA assessors complete their review of the agency, they report back to the full Commission, which will then make a determination on granting reaccreditation status.  If approved, the reaccreditation will be for a three-year period.