The Fraud Hotline provides an avenue for citizens, including County employees, to report suspected financial improprieties, waste of public funds or resources, and/or constructive suggestions for improving County operations.
The Fraud Hotline is for reporting issues involving Jackson County Government operations, but we do not investigate matters related to other political subdivisions or local businesses. It is not to be used for general complaints, employee personnel matters or personal issues.
The Jackson County Office of Ethics, Human Relations and Citizens Complaints (EHRCC), created by the County Charter, has a responsibility to receive, investigate, and attempt to resolve Charter complaints from citizens involving agencies, officials and employees of Jackson County government.
Calls Can Be Anonymous
The Fraud Hotline is operated by the County Auditor’s Office, and access to the messages left on the Hotline is limited to individuals specifically authorized by the County Auditor. Calls to the Fraud Hotline can be anonymous. If you do desire to provide your name and contact information, the County Auditor’s Office will make every effort to keep this information confidential.
Reporting Fraud, Waste, & Abuse
Fraud, waste, and abuse include, but are not limited to:
- Neglect of Duty - Noncompliance with applicable rules, laws and regulations; misuse or abuse of time during work hours.
- Misuse of County Property - Negligence in the care and handling of County property, unauthorized or inappropriate use of County property or equipment, intentional abuse or destruction of County property, theft of County property.
- Falsification of Information - Falsification of personnel records, time records, or any other County employee record or report.
Before making an allegation of fraud, waste or abuse be reasonably certain of any claims. False allegations can have serious and negative impacts. They can also damage reputations. We believe that our responsibility for integrity, credibility, and sensitivity to employee and citizen needs is a key asset.