Office of the Inspector General


Notice to Informants

An Informant may present information anonymously. However, is less likely to result in a useful investigation and punishment of the wrongdoing, unless the informant is willing to serve as a witness to the facts and circumstances constituting the misconduct alleged. Informants are thus strongly encouraged, but not required, to identify themselves when making their reports and to participate as Witnesses in the investigations, hearings, and other related proceedings that may follow.

The OIG maintains a "Hotline" to report activities which violate the General Secretariat’s administrative and financial rules and regulations. Allegations may be reported to the Inspector General in person or by telephone, e-mail, fax, regular mail, anonymously or identifying yourself. You may submit an Admissible Report (*) through the contact information listed below:

Telephone:        202-370-9888

Organization of American States
Att. Inspector General, Hugo Eduardo Ascencio
1889 F Street N.W. - GSB Room TL- 60,
Washington, D.C. 20006, USA 


For more information, please refer to:

Staff Rule 101.11 “Protection for Whistleblowers, Informants and Witnesses”.

(*) Admissible Report: Information reported which is: (a) transmitted in good faith; (b) based on the informant's reasonable belief that it is true; (c) and either includes sound evidentiary support, or if specifically so identified, is likely to have sound evidentiary support after a reasonable opportunity for further investigation or discovery.