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The Washington State Auditor’s Office operates a hotline for citizens and government employees to report assertions of government fraud, waste and abuse. It is also a place to report government efficiency or outstanding achievement.
This is an anonymous service. You are not required to provide your name and/or contact information. However, you may choose to provide it to help our office with follow-up on referrals. The law requires that your confidentiality be maintained until the report is issued, at which time all records are subject to public record laws. If you wish to waive your confidentiality, please submit
Please provide as much detail as possible.
If you are an employee of Washington state government, you may opt to file your complaint with the State Auditor’s
, which protects your confidentiality after the investigation and publication of the report.
If you wish to speak directly to someone about your concern, call our toll-free hotline at 1-866-902-3900.
Contact us by Mail:
Washington State Auditor’s Office
P.O. Box 40031
Olympia WA 98504-0031
What type of entity is involved?
What state or local organization is involved?
What category best fits the assertion you are submitting?
Apportionment (Staff Mix)
Conflict of Interest/Ethic Laws
Danger to the Public Health and Safety
Gift of Public Funds/One Fund Benefiting From Another
I-900 Cost Savings
I-900 Entity’s Performance Data and Measures and Self-Assessment Systems
I-900 Gaps and Overlaps in Programs and Services
I-900 Identification of Best Practices
I-900 Pooling of Entities Technology Systems
I-900 Programs or Services Transferred to Private Sector
I-900 Roles and Functions of the Entities (change or eliminate roles or functions)
I-900 Services Reduced or Eliminated
I-900 Statutory or Regulatory Changes
Information Technology Controls
Misappropriation of Assets
Misuse of Staff
Open Public Meetings and Records
Police/Jail (Legal Compliance Issues)
Procurement (Bidding/Prevailing Wages)
Restricted Funds (Hotel/Motel Tax)
Safeguarding of Assets/Property
Please identify the specific concerns you are hoping the audit will address.
Please provide a detailed description of the assertion or outstanding achievement, including who, when, where, what, how and how much.
How did this issue come to your attention?
What employee(s), contractors, etc., were involved in the assertion or achievement? Please include employee titles if possible.
Please provide the names of any witnesses to the assertion or achievement, if possible.
Does your assertion relate to a current litigation?
Please provide case information regarding the current litigation.
In accordance with RCW 43.09.186 all Hotline submissions are confidential until the completion of the investigation unless the person submitting the concern agrees to waive their confidentiality.
I agree to waive my confidentiality.
I am a:
Local government employee
May we contact you to obtain additional details, documentation, or clarification?
If so, how would you prefer to be contacted (check all that apply):
Please provide any additional details or comments that would help us understand your assertion or achievement.
Thank you for your submission to the Washington State Auditor’s Office on 10/23/2018. If you choose to provide your name and contact information we may contact you if we need additional information.
Our Office takes very seriously the role of citizens in promoting accountability, fiscal integrity and openness in state and local government.
We strive to ensure the efficient and effective use of public resources, therefore not every submission will result in an examination by our Office.
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