Depending on the circumstances of who is thought to be involved in the suspected fraud, the City staff members should report the suspected fraud to one of the following, in order of preference:
The City Manager
The Chief Operating Officer/Finance Director
The Department head(s) or Supervisor(s) of the individual(s) suspected of committing fraud. If the Department head(s) or Supervisor(s) are potential suspect(s), then City staff should report the concern directly to the City Manager.
If staff prefer to report anonymously they can do so through the confidential Fraud Hotline. The Hotline is a shared hotline for concerns related to both the Code of Conduct and Professional Ethics and the Anti-Fraud Policy.
US Mail: OSA Hotline, PO Box 142310, Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-2310
Complainants may call the hotline at 1-800-622-1243 for more information.
Reports of fraud should include all known details, including all individuals alleged to be involved, the location, the time, and any relevant actions or statements. All information provided to the City Manager or Fraud Hotline will be treated confidentially when possible. All reasonable allegations will be treated seriously and systematically, and will be properly investigated. Confidentiality, in so far as possible, will be maintained for all reports made in good faith, and where reports are made anonymously, such anonymity will be respected. However, if criminal activity is to be reported to the police, the identity of the person reporting may eventually have to be disclosed to enable external investigators or the police to pursue criminal investigation effectively. If an allegation is determined to have been made frivolously, in bad faith, maliciously, for personal gain or for revenge, disciplinary action may be taken against the person making such an allegation