- Tool for County employees to report suspected financial fraud, waste and abuse
- Solely for Arlington County Government employees
- Run by a third party company
- New administrative whistleblower policy also added
Arlington County Manager Barbara Donnellan has announced the launch of the Employee Financial Fraud, Waste & Abuse Hotline. The hotline is a confidential and secure way for Arlington County Government employees to report suspected financial fraud, waste and abuse. The hotline is run by an experienced third-party provider, and employees may choose to remain anonymous when reporting.
“By putting in place whistleblower protection and a fraud, waste, and abuse hotline, we are reinforcing County government’s deep commitment to good and ethical government,” Donnellan said. Both safeguards are part of the emphasis she has placed on high ethical standards during her tenure as County Manager.
How the employee hotline works
The hotline will be available to employees 24/7. They can either call in or contact the hotline through a secure website, and can choose to provide their name or remain anonymous. A County Review Committee, composed of staff appointed by the County Manager, will review each report and take the appropriate action.
In addition the Employee Financial Fraud, Waste & Abuse Hotline, Arlington also has developed an administrative whistleblower policy that protects employees who choose to identify themselves when making a report.
A County staff working group, under the County Manager’s direction, developed both the whistleblower policy and the employee hotline.