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How to Report a Concern

Think public resources are being misused?

The State Auditor’s Office (SAO) conducts three types of investigations that begin with information reported by citizens or employees of state or local governments. Find out which fits your situation.


Citizen Hotline

Any citizen – whether a government employee or not – is welcome to send suggestions to improve government efficiency, praise a job well done, or report suspected waste, fraud, or abuse of government resources. We will follow up, evaluate the matter, and take any appropriate action.

Learn how to submit an issue to the CITIZEN HOTLINE

Fraud Program

State law requires that all state agencies and local governments notify SAO as soon as they suspect a fraud has taken place. Our audit teams perform investigations and provide guidance to state agencies and local governments. We report the results of the investigations, make recommendations for improved operations and help recover public funds when appropriate.

Learn how to submit an issue to the FRAUD PROGRAM

Whistleblower Program

This program is only for state government employees who suspect improper government action. Special conditions apply, both to the information reported and to the protection of the whistleblower.

Learn how to submit an issue to the WHISTLEBLOWER PROGRAM