San Luis Obispo County’s new whistleblower hotline
December 31, 2013
San Luis Obispo County has implemented a whistleblower hotline for employees and the public to report financial waste fraud and abuse. [Tribune]
Jim Erb, the county auditor-controller and treasurer-tax collector, said the new program will be used as a tool in anti-fraud programs implemented to strengthen the county’s stewardship over taxpayer resources.
In order to protect the anonymity of tipsters, the county has contracted with The Network Inc. of Norcross, Ga. Whistleblowers can provide information by calling (855) 326-9623 or online at www.reportlineweb.com/sanluisobispo.
Erb’s office will investigate allegations of financial fraud while reports of sexual harassment and timecard abuse will be forwarded to department heads.