The NSRS is an anonymous, voluntary, and responsive reporting channel to notify NASAs upper management of your concerns about hazards. Your report is guaranteed to receive prompt attention.
Established by the NASA Administrator in 1987 after the Challenger Shuttle mishap, the NSRS has since supported all flights and has been expanded to cover all NASA operations.
NSRS Frequently Asked Questions:
|Who can send reports to the NSRS?|
Any NASA or contractor employee working in support of NASA.
|When should you use the NSRS?|
The NSRS is designed to supplement your local hazard-reporting channels. You should first report any hazard or safety concern using your established safety reporting procedures. For more specific information regarding NASA's local safety and hazard reporting procedures, please click here.
Use the NSRS if --
|What should be reported to the NSRS?|
Any hazard presented by a NASA operation that can affect the public, the NASA workforce, or NASA assets. On the reporting form, please describe the hazard in detail. Include as much information as you can to help clarify your concern. Be sure to include the following:
Please do not include classified information in your report. Fraud, waste, and abuse should be reported directly to the NASA Inspector General by dialing the Inspector General HOTLINE at 1-800-424-9183. The NSRS contractor will forward any report of criminal activity to the NASA Inspector General. Your anonymity cannot be guaranteed if you report criminal activity to the NSRS
|How do I submit a report to the NSRS?|
|By obtaining, completing, and mailing an NSRS Reporting Form.
The NSRS program does not accept reports by telephone or email. NSRS
Reporting Forms can be obtained from from this webpage by downloading now (PDF format.)
Follow the instructions on the Reporting Form and mail the completed form to:
|How is my anonymity protected?|
An NSRS contractor receives and processes reports at its office located in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area.
The NSRS contractor will remove your identifying information and forward only a summary of your concerns to the NASA Headquarters Office of Safety and Mission Assurance for immediate analysis and investigation.
Your identity will NOT be shared with NASA at any point.
Please do not include classified information in your report. Fraud, waste,
|How are reports handled by NASA Headquarters?|
The NSRS Program Manager at NASA Headquarters, Office of Safety and Mission Assurance, reviews the report summary received from the NSRS contractor and assigns action to a Technical Advisory Group (investigator) member at the appropriate NASA facility.
The investigator has 30 days to investigate the hazard and report findings to
If the Program Manager requires further clarification of the hazard from
the reporter, the
When the NSRS Program Manager and the Director of Safety and Mission Assurance
|How can I contact the NSRS Program?|
|For more information on the NSRS, please contact: