A Note About the Burn Bag

—¬†Domani¬†Spero
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Just a quick note on the Burn Bag — we’re not always able to publish the entries you send us, or as quickly as you may want. ¬†The intent remains the same, it’s cheaper than therapy. ¬†We‚Äôre still talking about the¬†‚ÄúI‚Äôm feeling blue, I want to scream‚Ä̬†things that you can‚Äôt put on your blog, things that’s making you tear out your hair or stuff you can’t tell your friends here or at post because ‚ÄĒ admit it, you live in a¬†very large fishbowl. ¬†As a reminder, kindly¬†check the guidelines for sending your Burn Bag entries here.

One of our regular readers, a former ambassador suggested that some of these Burn Bag entries ought to be submitted not to this blog but to the OIG Hotline. That, of course, is not/not up for us to decide but for the writers/senders of these Burn Bag entries.

In any case, we promised to remind you about the Hotline.

If you need to report waste, fraud or mismanagement, please contact the State Department Office of Inspector General Hotline.   If you need to, you may contact the Hotline via email: oighotline@state.gov or call 202-647-3320 or 800-409-9926.

According to the State/OIG website, examples of allegations that should be reported to the OIG Hotline include misuse, embezzlement or theft of government property or funds; contract or procurement fraud; contractor misconduct; passport and visa malfeasance; fraud, waste and mismanagement of Department and BBG operations; employee misconduct, such as misuse of official position; bribes or unauthorized acceptance of gifts; conflicts of interest and other ethical violations; and defense trade control violations.

Please check out the rest on the OIG Hotline page here.

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