Executive Order Thirteen (1998) authorizes the State Employee Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Hotline, which provides State employees the opportunity to report possible instances of fraud, waste, or abuse to an independent investigating agency. The Office of the State Inspector General (OSIG) is responsible for the administration of the Hotline. Cases are referred to individual State Agency Internal Audit Directors for investigation and reporting to the OSIG, and to agency senior management.
All investigations are handled confidentially and all working papers and reports are marked "CONFIDENTIAL STATE EMPLOYEE HOTLINE DOCUMENTS." Reports for substantiated cases are accessible through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), and can be released only by the OSIG (1-800-723-1615). All reports and work papers are kept in a locked cabinet and are not accessible except by authorization of the Internal Audit Director.