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.

Submit A Tip

To be eligible for a whistleblower award, you must submit a Form TCR. Your information could lead the CFTC to open a new investigation, re-open a closed investigation, or pursue a new line of inquiry in an ongoing investigation. This could result in a successful enforcement action, and you may be eligible for an award if your information satisfies certain criteria.

Whistleblower Protections

The Dodd-Frank Act provides confidentiality protections and prohibits retaliation by employers against whistleblowers who provide the Commission with information about possible violations of the Commodity Exchange Act, including those who assist the Commission in any investigation or proceeding based on such information.

Apply For An Award

Whistleblowers who submitted a tip, complaint, or referral (Form TCR) may be eligible to receive a percentage of the monetary sanctions collected in successful enforcement actions brought by the CFTC. The information must be voluntarily provided, original information that led to a successful enforcement action.

Notices of Covered Actions

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.

Final Orders/Award Determinations

This page contains Final Orders of the Commission and related Award Determinations regarding award applications submitted on a Form WB-APP.