Ethics & transparency

Report wrongdoing in City government

The City of Philadelphia wants government to comply with all laws and ethical standards.

For this reason, the City has a process for reporting potential wrongdoing. This can include fraud, waste, abuse, or mismanagement of City funds.

To report wrongdoing, you can call the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) at (215) 686-1770 or fill out the online complaint form.

Fill out the form

Reporting anonymously

Remaining anonymous is optional when reporting fraud, waste, abuse, or mismanagement of City funds. You may remain anonymous if you wish; however, you are encouraged to identify yourself so that we can follow up on your complaint.

If you choose to remain anonymous, the OIG will protect your identity. The Pennsylvania Whistleblower Act protects City employees from retaliation. If you believe that submitting a report to the OIG will place you at risk of retaliation, you should inform the OIG of this concern.

Right-to-Know policy

Do not use the “Report Wrongdoing” form to file a Right to Know request with the OIG or to inquire about what OIG information is available through such a request. Instead, contact the OIG Right to Know Officer, Derek Riker, at or at (215) 686-1770.