(1) Complaints to the office may be made in writing. A complaint shall be evaluated to determine if it alleges possible misconduct, misfeasance, malfeasance, or violation of a statute or of rules and regulations of the department by an employee of or a person under contract with the department or a private agency. All complaints shall be evaluated to determine whether a full investigation is warranted.
(2) The office shall not conduct a full investigation of a complaint unless:
(a) The complaint alleges misconduct, misfeasance, malfeasance, or violation of a statute or of rules and regulations of the department;
(b) The complaint is against a person within the jurisdiction of the office; and
(c) The allegations can be independently verified through investigation.
(3) The Inspector General shall determine within fourteen days after receipt of a complaint whether the office will conduct a full investigation.
(4) When a full investigation is opened on a private agency that contracts with the department, the Inspector General shall give notice of such investigation to the department.