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The OIG hotline is available to CPB employees, CPB grantees and their employees, CPB contractors and their employees, and members of the public who wish to report allegations of fraud, waste, abuse, or mismanagement within the initiatives and operations of CPB. Complaints may involve issues at CPB or at stations and other entities that receive funds from CPB.  If requested, the OIG will protect the identity of those who file complaints unless disclosure is unavoidable. The OIG acknowledges receipt of all incoming complaints, unless they are submitted anonymously.

The OIG will review all incoming allegations and take appropriate action. We may decide to initiate an audit, evaluation, or investigation, or make a referral to CPB or to an outside entity.

Complaints Related to Programming Content

If your complaint concerns the programming, content, or bias of a public media broadcast, please direct your complaint to the local station or the public broadcasting entity responsible for the broadcast. Also, both PBS and NPR have Public Editors who are authorized to receive such complaints.  Neither CPB or the OIG have authority over local decisions on what content they will distribute or broadcast.



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The telephone hotline is operational 24 hours per day. Messages are checked during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, except federal holidays.

Email: OIGemail@cpb.org

Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Office of Inspector General
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Washington, DC 20004-2129