Statutes and Rules

Section 23 of the Commodity Exchange Act (7 U.S.C. ยง 26) is the statutory section that created the CFTC Whistleblower Program. The Whistleblower Rules (17 C.F.R. pt. 165) are the rules implementing Section 23 of the Commodity Exchange Act. Both items provide detailed information about the program and rules for whistleblower tip submissions and award applications.

Commodity Exchange Act Section 23
(Section 26 of U.S. Code)
Whistleblower Rules Whistleblower Rules (PDF)

The Whistleblower Rules originally became effective October 24, 2011 and were amended July 31, 2017.

Fact Sheet on 2017
Update to Whistleblower Rules (PDF)

Releases in the Federal Register contain both proposed and final Whistleblower Rules adopted by the CFTC, along with explanatory preambles.