Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Va Employee Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Hotline

The Virginia Employee Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Hotline



The State Employee Hotline is a toll free telephone number available Monday through Friday from 8:15 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Calls to this number are anonymous and non-traceable.

Types of Fraud To Report

* Illegal or Fraudulent Conduct
* Waste of Funds
* Abuse of State Property or Resources
* Gross Mismanagement
* Gross Neglect of Duty

Who Can Call The State Employee Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Hotline?

Significant instances of fraud, waste, and abuse may be reported to the Hotline by any classified, at-will, contract, part-time, or full-time state employee.

What Happens When You Call The Hotline?

You should have the following information available when you call:

* Circumstances of the incident.
* The agency and the subject(s) involved.
* Identify any evidence that is available.
* Identify any available documentation and location.
* Dates, times, names, places.
* Credible witnesses.
* In essence, the who, what, when, where, why, how, and how often factual information

How Are Callers Protected?

You will never be asked to provide your name when you call the Hotline, nor is your call traceable. There should never be an attempt on anyone's part to try to identify the caller. Or, if someone is suspected of calling the Hotline or if the caller is found out, there can be no retaliation or retribution. If there is, it is a violation of policy and the Executive Order and we take it seriously in order to protect the integrity and credibility of the Hotline. Retaliation against anyone for calling the Hotline is also reportable through the grievance process.

What Should Be Reported And What Should Not Be Reported?

The State Employee Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Hotline is designed to report significant instances of fraud, waste, and abuse that may occur in Executive Branch Agencies. The Hotline is reserved for reporting:

* Illegal or Fraudulent Conduct
* Waste of Funds
* Abuse of State Property or Resources
* Gross Mismanagement
* Gross Neglect of Duty

What Is Considered To Be Fraud, Waste, Or Abuse?

The intentional deception perpetrated by an individual or individuals, or an organization or organizations, either internal or external to state government, which could result in a tangible or intangible benefit to themselves, others, or the Commonwealth or could cause detriment to others or the Commonwealth. Fraud includes a false representation of a matter of fact, whether by words or by conduct, by false or misleading statements, or by concealment of that which should have been disclosed, which deceives and is intended to deceive.

The intentional or unintentional, thoughtless or careless expenditure, consumption, mismanagement, use, or squandering of Commonwealth resources to the detriment or potential detriment of the Commonwealth. Waste also includes incurring unnecessary costs as a result of inefficient or ineffective practices, systems, or controls.

Excessive or improper use of a thing, or to employ something in a manner contrary to the natural or legal rules for its use. Intentional destruction, diversion, manipulation, misapplication, maltreatment, or misuse of Commonwealth resources. Extravagant or excessive use as to abuse one’s position or authority. Abuse can occur in financial or non-financial settings.


Anonymous said...

I am forwarding this to my fellow co-workers. The Daily Press wants the scoop..so for those who have info ,give this lady a call.

I'm writing a story for tomorrow's paper about TNCC's budget deficit and
reduction of part-time hours, as well as other cost-saving measures. Are you a
faculty or staff member who'd be willing to talk to me for my story, or do you
know anyone who would? If so, please call me at your earliest convenience at
the number below.


Kathryn Walson
Education Reporter, Daily Press
Newport News, VA
phone: 757-247-4537
fax: 757-247-4675

Anonymous said...

Someone needs to tell the Daily Press about Taylor's history at previous colleges. Go for it Flagstiffed, give the Daily Press your sources out in Spokane?

Flagstiffed said...

Flagstiffed has two kinds of sources anonymous (so unconfirmed) people like you and published news reports.

Like you many TNCC or former TNCC employees are afraid.

Taylor's history at his previous two colleges is a matter of public record.

Anonymous said...

The Va. fraud, abuse and waste hotline has been called.