15 U.S. Code § 78d–4 - Additional duties of Inspector General
(a) Suggestion submissions by Commission employees
(1) Hotline established
The Inspector General of the Commission shall establish and maintain a telephone hotline or other electronic means for the receipt of—
(A) suggestions by employees of the Commission for improvements in the work efficiency, effectiveness, and productivity, and the use of the resources, of the Commission; and
The Inspector General shall maintain as confidential—
(A) the identity of any individual who provides information by the means established under paragraph (1), unless the individual requests otherwise, in writing; and
(b) Consideration of reports
The Inspector General shall consider any suggestions or allegations received by the means established under subsection (a)(1), and shall recommend appropriate action in relation to such suggestions or allegations.
The Inspector General may recognize any employee who makes a suggestion under subsection (a)(1) (or by other means) that would or does—
The Inspector General of the Commission shall submit to Congress an annual report containing a description of—
(3) any recommendations made or actions taken by the Inspector General in response to substantiated allegations received under subsection (a); and
The activities of the Inspector General under this subsection shall be funded by the Securities and Exchange Commission Investor Protection Fund established under section 78u–6 of this title.
Source(June 6, 1934, ch. 404, title I, § 4D, as added Pub. L. 111–203, title IX, § 966,July 21, 2010, 124 Stat. 1912.)