Whistleblower Support

Whistleblower Support and Submission Portal for Recommendations 

Federal Elections – Capitol Security – Legislative Branch Operations 

The Committee on House Administration holds oversight jurisdiction over the administration of federal elections and the legislative branch entities that support and serve the U.S. House of Representatives, including the Chief Administrative Officer, Architect of the Capitol, Clerk of the House, House Sergeant at Arms, United States Capitol Police, the Government Publishing Office, Government Accountability Office, Library of Congress, and the Smithsonian Institution.  

As Members of Congress and their staff are unable to routinely engage at every level of election administration or the entities that diligently support the legislative branch, the Committee relies heavily on whistleblowers to support the Committee and its mission by helping to identify waste, fraud, abuse and other instances of mismanagement. We encourage legislative branch employees to not only take the opportunity to identify issues if needed, but also to propose solutions based on your familiarity with the operations of the organization of which you are a part.  

Similarly, over the last few years, the rush to expand mail-in voting and other last minute election administration changes have increased the risk for voter disenfranchisement and fraud. Additionally, Congress has increased the federal funding for grants under the Help America Vote Act (HAVA). Whistleblowers play a vital role in conducting this constitutionally mandated oversight responsibility. 

Should you find cause to approach the committee as a whistleblower, we encourage you to understand your rights as a whistleblower as they vary in the Legislative Branch from the Executive Branch. We recommend that you review these resources.   

We advise that whistleblowers use their personal resources and contact information when communicating with the Committee, and that work equipment or work contact information is not used or provided. Further, do not submit classified information or other information barred from release through this form or by email. 

Various U.S. laws at the federal, state and local level prohibit retaliation against whistleblowers for providing information to Congress. However, you still take serious risks when you report allegations of wrongdoing. We recommend that you consult an attorney experienced in whistleblower law for further guidance. 

We respect your confidentiality, and we will use your contact information only to follow up with you regarding your submission. You may submit a disclosure anonymously by not putting your name or contact information below. However, please be aware that anonymous disclosures may limit our ability to respond to the information that you provide. Additionally, please note that the Committee oversight staff have undergone training with the Office of the Whistleblower Ombuds and established the following webform with the Ombuds’ guidance.  

For any complaints or recommendations for improvement regarding the following entities, please complete and submit the following webform or if preferred, you may contact Committee oversight staff directly using a personal device. 

Legal Disclaimer: The information conveyed on this form is for general informational purposes only. Contents are not legal advice. 

Please note that only items marked with a (*) are required. Please provide information below in alignment with your intention and desire to be contacted as follow-up

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Individuals who are hard of hearing or use a video phone have the option to choose TDD or VP based on the type of device they are using. This allows our office to respond to them accordingly. The default option "Voice" is a standard audible telephone.

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Please describe the issue(s) you want to disclose, including the alleged violator(s), the alleged wrongdoing, the location(s) and date(s) of the alleged wrongdoing. If you solely desire to submit a recommendation for a policy or organizational improvement, and not file a complaint, please put N/A in this box and continue to the next question.
Please describe any policy or organizational change that you believe could improve or address the issues that you’ve listed above, or any other issue that you believe should be addressed. If you do not wish to propose any ideas for improvement, please put N/A in the box below.
Please describe any retaliation you have experienced or been threatened with in connection with your concern(s). Are you concerned about your safety, and if yes, please explain
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