NAVY - SECNAV 5800.12C
(NAVINSGEN) INVESTIGATION OF ALLEGATIONS MADE AGAINST SENIOR OFFICIALS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY
|Publication Date:||17 December 2019|
a. To implement reference (a) within the Department of the Navy (DON).
b. To ensure that all allegations of misconduct made against DON Senior Official/Senior Officials will be reported to the Offices of the Naval Inspector General (NAVINSGEN) or the Deputy Naval Inspector General for Marine Corps Matters/Inspector General of the Marine Corps (DNIG/IGMC), as appropriate, within one business day of receipt for further processing.
c. To clarify that within the DON, NAVIG or the DNIG/IGMC, as appropriate, will determine whether a complaint against a DON Senior Official/Senior Officials is a credible allegation of misconduct that must be reported to the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General (DoD OIG) for investigation. Notwithstanding the role of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) to investigate allegations of misconduct, per references (a) through (f), allegations of criminal misconduct, including fraud offenses, within the DON will first be referred to the NCIS.
d. In addition, this instruction utilizes current DoD, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, and Marine Corps Order guidance as a guide for fulfilling requirements, policies, and adhering to instructions in support of references (g) through (q). In particular, enclosure (1) compiles allegations of misconduct by references (h) and (i); enclosure (2) compiles where allegations made that are governed by references (k) through (n) and the protecting the identity of witnesses, other persons involved in investigations, and their personally identifiable information by references (o) through (q).