5 U.S.C. Appx § 8L. Information on websites of Offices of Inspectors General
(a) Direct Links to Inspectors General Offices.—
(1) In general.—Each agency shall establish and maintain on the homepage of the website of that agency, a direct link to the website of the Office of the Inspector General of that agency.
(2) Accessibility.—The direct link under paragraph (1) shall be obvious and facilitate accessibility to the website of the Office of the Inspector General.
(b) Requirements for Inspectors General Websites.—
(1) Posting of reports and audits.—The Inspector General of each agency shall—
(A) not later than 3 days after any report or audit (or portion of any report or audit) is made publicly available, post that report or audit (or portion of that report or audit) on the website of the Office of Inspector General; and
(B) ensure that any posted report or audit (or portion of that report or audit) described under subparagraph (A)—
(i) is easily accessible from a direct link on the homepage of the website of the Office of the Inspector General;
(ii) includes a summary of the findings of the Inspector General; and
(iii) is in a format that—
(I) is searchable and downloadable; and
(II) facilitates printing by individuals of the public accessing the website.
(2) Reporting of fraud, waste, and abuse.—
(A) In general.—The Inspector General of each agency shall establish and maintain a direct link on the homepage of the website of the Office of the Inspector General for individuals to report fraud, waste, and abuse. Individuals reporting fraud, waste, or abuse using the direct link established under this paragraph shall not be required to provide personally identifying information relating to that individual.
(B) Anonymity.—The Inspector General of each agency shall not disclose the identity of any individual making a report under this paragraph without the consent of the individual unless the Inspector General determines that such a disclosure is unavoidable during the course of the investigation.
(Pub. L. 95–452, §8L, as added Pub. L. 110–409, §13(a), Oct. 14, 2008, 122 Stat. 4315.)