How much evidence do I need to make a report?

A hunch is enough. You do not need to collect evidence before making a report. We will perform an investigation to collect evidence. However the more information you can provide, the easier it is for us to investigate properly and thoroughly.

Details such as names of people or departments involved, times and dates of the incident, vendor names, and a description of the incident are helpful in identifying what needs to be investigated. You should report the suspicions as soon as possible. Do not wait to collect evidence.

Do not attempt to investigate the matter yourself. If you are a City employee, failure to report suspicions may make you an accomplice. City Directive Administration 8 states:

  • If an employee becomes aware of the reasonable possibility of any Fraud, Waste, or Abuse (FWA) activity, the employee has an obligation to report it through the appropriate channels –supervisory personnel and/or the FWA hotline.
  • Any employee who has knowledge of an occurrence of FWA or has reason to suspect that FWA has occurred shall immediately notify their supervisor or the FWA Hotline/City Auditor’s Office.
  • Any employee having knowledge of FWA who does not report it may be considered to have been an accomplice to the FWA and will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination and/or prosecution.

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1. Is the hotline for City employees only?
2. How do I report Fraud, Waste, or Abuse (FWA)?
3. Where does the hotline ring?
4. Is the hotline confidential?
5. How much evidence do I need to make a report?
6. What can I report?
7. Will my manager be informed of my call?
8. Can I be retaliated against?
9. Who performs the investigation?
10. When will I find out the results of my complaint?