Recovery Blog

Comment Policy

In keeping with the Recovery Board’s mission to promote transparency and accountability, this blog will provide the public a forum for openly and enthusiastically discussing the details and particulars of the Board and its overall mission. Most importantly, this blog provides us with the opportunity to hear from you. We welcome and encourage your comments. Your ideas, thoughts, and concerns are important to ensure that a broad range of Americans are active and informed participants of how the Recovery Board’s work gets done.

This blog is moderated so all comments will be reviewed before they are posted. We expect conversations to follow the conventions of polite discourse, therefore, we will not post comments that:

  • contain obscene language, personal attacks, offensive terms that target individuals or  groups, or threats
  • promote services or products
  • are clearly off-topic
  • directly report allegations of fraud, waste and/or abuse
  • are spam

We do not edit comments to remove any objectionable content. Avoiding the above material ensures that your comment will be posted.  And while we encourage you to post comments, please consider that this blog may not always be the appropriate venue for those comments.

Moderating and posting comments occurs during regular business hours Monday through Friday. Comments submitted after hours or on weekends will be read and posted as early as possible; in most cases, this means the next business day.

The blog is not the appropriate place to report allegations of fraud, waste and/or abuse; comments reporting allegations will not be posted.  Instead, we encourage you to use one of the following options:

  •  Online complaint form
  • Call the Recovery Board Fraud Hotline: 1-877-392-3375 (1-877-FWA-DESK).
  • Fax the Recovery Board: 1-877-329-3992 (1-877-FAX-FWA2)
  • Write the Recovery Board:
    Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board
    Attention: Hotline Operators
    P.O. Box 27545
    Washington, DC 20038-7958

Reporters and members of the media should send inquiries to:
Nancy K. DiPaolo
Chief, Congressional & Intergovernmental Affairs
Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board
(202) 254-7954
media@ratb.gov

Amanda Henderson
Communications Specialist
Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board
(202) 254-7986
media@ratb.gov

Press inquiries left as comments will not be published.

To report technical issues occurring on Recovery.gov, or to ask questions about data on the site, please use the feedback form  on www.recovery.gov.

This blog may not be used for the submission of any claim, demand, informal, or formal complaint, or any other form of legal and/or administrative notice or process, or for the exhaustion of any legal and/or administrative remedy.

We do not guarantee or warrant that any information posted by individuals on this blog is correct, and disclaim any liability for any loss or damage resulting from reliance on any such information.  We may not be able to verify, do not warrant or guarantee, and assume no liability for anything posted on this website by any other person. We do not endorse, support, or otherwise promote any private or commercial entity or the information, products or services contained on those websites that may be reached through links on our blog.

And finally, to protect your own privacy and the privacy of others, please be prudent in withholding any personally identifiable information (such as your name[do we want to encourage anonymity? That’s what this does…], Social Security number, telephone number, or e-mail address) in the body of your comment.  Comments that include such information will not be posted to this site.  And while you do have the option to comment anonymously, if you decide not to, any information, including your login name may be displayed on our site.

We appreciate your taking the time to read our comment policy.  We encourage your participation and look forward to an active exchange of ideas.

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