If I call Civil, will my call be kept confidential?

You do not have to provide your name when you contact Civil.  However, while Civil cannot guarantee confidentiality, callers may remain anonymous with the understanding that:

  • a review or inquiry to look into the situation will be conducted to the greatest extent possible based on the information available, but the scope may be limited in the absence of detailed information;
  • the resulting actions for the subject of allegations may be limited without sufficient supporting information; and
  • the subject of the allegations may be able to figure out who may have reported them if NIH takes any steps to address the matter.

NOTE: All NIH supervisors and managers have an obligation to report allegations of harassment and potential harm to self or others immediately.