FRAUD HOTLINE

Welcome to the Franklin Discovery Academy Fraud Hotline. The “FDA Fraud Hotline” provides an avenue for citizens, including employees and contractors, to report their concerns regarding the following activities:

  • Waste or misuse of public funds, property, or manpower

  • Violations of a law, rule, or regulation applicable to the government

  • Abuse of authority

  • Unethical conduct

 

How Do I File a Complaint?

We request that complaints be submitted in writing using the State Auditor's Hotline Reporting Form located at the bottom of this webpage.  Use of this form helps complainants effectively communicate essential information regarding the complaint to the Office of the State Auditor.  Complainants should also submit any evidence that supports the complaint at this time.  Due to limited resources, the Office of the State Auditor is unable to accept complaints that are not specific in nature or that are not well supported by credible evidence.  At a minimum, please use the form as a guide to ensure the necessary information is provided. 

 

Submit reporting form via one of the following methods:

Email: auditorhotline@utah.gov

US Mail: OSA Hotline, PO Box 142310, SLC, Utah 84114-2310

Complainants may call the hotline at 1-800-622-1243 for more information.

 

What Information and Data Do I Need to Provide?

An important step in establishing the significance of reported concerns is to provide credible information and substantiated data with each concern.  Essential information includes specifics on ‘who, what, where, and when’ as well as any other details that may be important such as information on other witnesses, documents, and pertinent evidence.

Providing specific examples and documentation that directly support the reported allegations will increase the likelihood that the Office of the State Auditor will be able to pursue and address the complainant’s concerns.  If the complaint is too broad, vague, or unsubstantiated, they will not be able to perform an effective investigation and the complaint will likely be declined.

 

Complaint Submission Guidance

We request you submit your concern(s) using the formatted questions below.

Complainant Name or Anonymous:

Date:

Home Address:

Phone number/e-mail address:

  1. What is the assertion of fraudulent activity?

  2. When and where did the event(s) take place? Please include dates, time, and frequency.

  3. Are there any other persons who might provide information or who witnessed the event? If so, what are their names, positions, and their contact information?

  4. Is there evidence that can be examined or documentation that can be reviewed? (Please provide any documentation you have)

  5. How do you know about the alleged fraudulent action? Did you see it occur?  Did you see documentation indicating it occurred? Did you hear about it from someone else?

Please attach to the email or U.S. Postal Service submittal supporting documentation, details, and ANY and ALL other information available to support the complaints or concerns.

 

Do I Qualify for Whistleblower Protection?

Utah Code § 67-21-3 prohibits public employers from taking adverse action against their employees for reporting government waste or violations of law in good faith, to the appropriate authorities.  A public entity employee, public body employee, legislative employee, or judicial employee, is presumed to have communicated in good faith if they have given written notice or otherwise formally communicated the conduct to the Fraud Hotline (see Utah Code § 67-21-3(1)(a) for more information).

 

Will My Identity Be Protected?

The identity of the complainant is considered protected information under the Utah Government Records Access and Management Act (GRAMA) and will be kept confidential if requested by the complainant.

Complaints may be submitted anonymously to the Fraud Hotline. However, the Office of the State Auditor prefers that the complainant provide their name and contact information to allow them to ask follow-up questions, investigate the complaint thoroughly, and report the results back to the complainant.

 

Download the fraud hotline form using one of the links below:

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