Fraud and Ethics Hotline. Financial accountability is a top priority for the City of West Linn. A Fraud and Ethics Hotline enhances awareness regarding the prevention and detection of fraud, waste, or other abusive or unethical activities. If you suspect fraud, waste, or abuse of city government resources, we want to hear from you!
The City is committed to protecting your anonymity and your identity will remain confidential. In this spirit, we have contracted with a confidential 3rd party company – EthicsPoint – that specializes in hotlines of this nature. They will professionally and confidentially receive your information and guide you through the process.
Please contact the toll-free phone below and leave any information you wish that you would consider helpful, or send a confidential web-report directly from your personal computer.
What to Report?
This reporting avenue is intended to report indications or suspicions of fraud; misuse of resources by City employees, vendors, or contractors; and suspected violations of City policy. Here are some examples of reportable offenses:
• Theft of City resources
• Conflicts of interest
• Fictitious claims
• Misuse of City property
• Ethical violations
• Embezzlement of finances
• Bribes, kickbacks
• Abuse of work hours
• Inappropriate use of City credit cards
• City policy violations
The City encourages employees and citizens alike to contact this hotline number and report any suspected discrepancy or misappropriation of resources.
To file a report, visit https://secure.ethicspoint.com/domain/en/default_reporter.asp
or call 866-ETHICS-P (866-384-4277).
To just learn more about EthicsPoint's hotline services (parent company is NavexGlobal), see http://www.ethicspoint.com/products-services/hotline/
OTHER FRAUD AND/OR ABUSE INFORMATION:
Below is a three-page brief issued by the AICPA regarding fraud in Government which specifically addresses internal control systems and a $2 million fraud perpetrated against the State of West Virginia.