When reporting information to any of the hotlines below, please include sufficient detail (describing who, what, where, when, why and how) to allow the agency to fully evaluate your information. All reports to any of the hotlines below can be made anonymously. All information provided shall be kept confidential in accordance with all federal and state laws and LSU policies.

Pennington Biomedical Research Center Hotlines


Phone: (225) 763-2515
Email: | Submit feedback online
U.S. Mail:
c/o Compliance Officer
6400 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70808

LSU Ethics & Integrity Hotline

To report all issues of suspected Fraud, Waste or Abuse of Assets, Misappropriation, Ethics Violations, Conflicts of Interest, and violations of LSU policies:
Phone: Toll free (855) 561-4099

State Of Louisiana Hotlines

Louisiana Legislative Auditor Hotline

To report suspected misappropriation (theft), fraud, waste or abuse of public funds by anyone. Contact the Louisiana Legislative Auditors Hotline to Fight Fraud, Waste, and Abuse:
Phone: Toll-free: 1-844-50 FRAUD (503-7283)
Fax: 1-844-40 FRAUD (403-7283)
Online: http://www.ReportFraud.La
U.S. Mail:
LLA Hotline
P. O. Box 94397
Baton Rouge, LA 70804

Office of the State Inspector General Hotline

To file complaints or provide information concerning the operation of state government:
Phone Toll Free: (866) 801-2549
Fax: (225) 342-6761

Federal Hotlines

U.S. Department of Defense Hotline

To report fraud waste and abuse related to defense contracts. U.S. Department of Defense Hotline:

U.S. Department of Education Hotline

To report suspected fraud, waste, or abuse involving U.S. Department of Education funds or programs. U.S. Department of Education Hotline: 
Phone Toll Free: (800) MIS-USED (647-8733)
Fax: (202) 245-7047
U.S. Mail:
Inspector General's Hotline
Office of Inspector General
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20202-1500

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Hotline

To report fraud or misconduct relating to the receipt or expenditure of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Hotline HHS grant or contract funds or Medicare or Medicaid services:
Tel: Toll Free (800) HHS-TIPS (447-8477)