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Introduction by Office of the Whistleblower Chief Sean McKessy

Hi, I'm Sean McKessy, Chief of the SEC's Office of the Whistleblower. Welcome to the Office of the Whistleblower website, designed to be a one-stop shop of information regarding the Office of the Whistleblower incentive program. Here you will find links to the Dodd-Frank Statute creating the Office of the Whistleblower, the Commission's Final Rules for implementing the statute, links to our online tips, complaints and referrals questionnaire, as well as hard copies of Forms TCR and WB-APP - the forms required to submit a tip and make a claim for an award respectively. We have also included Frequently Asked Questions and Resources to address many of the most common inquiries we have received since the Office was created.

The goal of the whistleblower program is to incentivize you to report possible violations of the U.S. securities laws of which you become aware. Please click on the tab at the top of this site at any time to be taken directly to our online TCR questionnaire to submit your information and qualify yourself for a potential award. If you prefer to submit a hard copy, you can download and print the Form TCR from this site as well. Whatever method you choose, I encourage you not to delay in reporting possible securities law violations. If you have knowledge of, or suspect, an ongoing or imminent securities law violation, you can be an enormous help to others by reporting it so it may be prevented or stopped as quickly as possible.

As you submit your information, please include as much relevant details and documentation as possible so our investigative staff can make an informed decision for how best to proceed.

Thanks again for visiting our site. If you have any questions or suggestions, please call and leave us a message at (202) 551-4790 and let us know what's on your mind. Thank you.

Video Introduction by Office of the Whistleblower Chief Sean McKessy

Video Introduction by Mr. McKessy