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 who share information with or assist the CFTC.
Notices of Covered Actions are posted when the CFTC obtains a final judgement 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 an award. Once the Notice of Covered Action is posted, whistleblowers who submitted a Form TCR with information related to the underlying enforcement action have 90 days to apply for an award. Notices of related actions that may be eligible for an award are not posted.