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Complaints Against the Government

Đang chơi bàiLearn how to file a complaint to your federal or local government and its agencies.

with the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) .

Finally, as with any potential legal dispute, you may want to contact a licensed attorney.

Complaints Against Judges

Federal Judges

Learn how to . You can report alleged misconduct or disability that interferes with their ability to perform their duties.

State and Local Judges

Đang chơi bàiThe rules for filing complaints about state and local judges vary by state.

To complain about a state judge, contact your state's commission on judicial conduct. It may be listed under state agencies on your state government web site

Đang chơi bài with the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). Keep in mind, there are strict filing deadlines and . 

Discrimination Complaint

If you have a complaint about employment discrimination associated with a federal government contract, you can or contact your  of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP).

Report Misuse of Federal Funds

Đang chơi bàiIf you want to report allegations of fraud, waste, abuse or mismanagement of federal funds, .

File a Complaint Against a Federal or State Government Agency

Đang chơi bàiLearn how to file a complaint against a state or federal government agency.

Federal Government Agencies

To file a complaint against a federal agency:

  1. First, contact the agency directly. View an A-Z index of federal agencies.
  2. If you are unable to resolve an issue with a federal government agency, contact the office of the  of that agency.

State Government Agencies

To file a complaint against a state, local or tribal government agency, contact the agency directly. View state or territorial government websites.

Additional Assistance

Đang chơi bàiYou can also contact your congressional representative's constituent services office in your district:

Đang chơi bài ? Maybe you’re looking for more information about USPS’s services. There are several ways to let them know:

  • Use the USPS website’s . Select an inquiry type that most closely relates to the complaint or question that you have. On the website, you can also or for shipping.

  • Đang chơi bàiCall 1-800-ASK-USPS (1-800-275-8777) or TTY: 1-800-877-8339.

  • Speak to the station manager (postmaster) at a .

  • Write to the U.S.  Postal Service’s Consumer Advocate office at:

Đang chơi bàiUnited States Postal Service

Đang chơi bàiOffice of the Consumer Advocate

475 L’ Enfant Plaza, SW

Washington, D.C. 20260-2200

Theft, Fraud, or Waste by the USPS or a USPS Employee

File a complaint with the USPS Office of the Inspector General (OIG) by:

  • Filing an

  • Calling 1-888-USPS-OIG (1-888-877-7644)

  • Finding more information about

Mail Fraud or Theft by a Person or Company

Đang chơi bàiThe is the federal law enforcement agency that protects the mail system. Contact them to report:

  • Đang chơi bàiMail fraud - File an .

  • Đang chơi bàiMail theft - Find out how to .

Comment or Complain About a Policy Change

To comment or complain about a major policy change, such as postage rates, contact the . You can do so by using their.

for assistance.

  • Report the accident to the local police (where the incident took place).

  • Report Government Vehicle Misuse or Reckless Driving

    To report the misuse or reckless driving of a government vehicle, email howsmydriving@gsa.govĐang chơi bài. Provide the following information:

    • Date of the incident

    • Đang chơi bàiTime of the incident

    • Location of alleged misuse

    • Activity that is the cause of your concern

    • License Plate (EX: GXX-XXXXX for GSA owned vehicles)

      • GSA leased vehicles all have license plates that have the following structure (GXX-XXXXX).  If the license plate does not begin with a G, then it is not owned by GSA. But if the license plate follows the approved license plate codes for federal agencies, GSA can forward the report to the correct agency. 

    Đang chơi bàiOther helpful information includes:

    • Description of vehicle (color, vehicle type, make/model, etc)

    • Description of driver and passengers

    • Đang chơi bàiAny pictures or video of the incident

    Suing the Federal Government

    To bring legal action against a federal agency, you must begin by contacting the agency directly. The agency will provide you with information and forms, and attempt to settle the problem in-house.  

    If you decide to move forward with a lawsuit (tort claim), you should obtain a .

    While you do not have to use a SF-95 form to file a claim, it is a convenient format for supplying the information necessary to process a claim. For more information about this process, contact the of the . 

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    Last Updated: November 16, 2020

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