The Whistleblower Program
The CFTC's Whistleblower Program provides monetary incentives to individuals who report possible violations of the Commodity Exchange Act that lead to a successful enforcement action, as well as privacy, confidentiality, and anti-retaliation protections for whistleblowers.
Notices of Covered Actions are posted when the CFTC obtains a final judgment or settlement for more than $1 million in monetary sanctions. This serves as notice to anyone who submitted a tip that there is an order eligible for payout of an award. Once the Notice of Covered Action is posted, whistleblowers who provided the CFTC with information related to the underlying enforcement action and submitted a Form TCR have 90 days to apply for an award. Notices of Related Actions that may be eligible for an award are not posted. Please refer to the Orders Eligible For An Award section for more information on Related Actions.
This page contains Final Orders of the Commission and related Award Determinations regarding award applications submitted on a Form WB-APP.
Whistleblower Award Totals
Since issuing its first award in 2014, the Commission has awarded over $85 million to whistleblowers. The Division of Enforcement actions associated with those awards have resulted in sanctions orders totaling more than $675 million.