Across Southern California, public employees are reporting waste, fraud and illegal activities–and getting results to improve public services:

  • A deceased employee’s name remained on the payroll for one year as unpaid long-term disability. No overpayments occurred and the employee’s name was removed from the payroll.
  • A manager failed to verify that employee timecards accurately reflected actual arrival and departure time on the sign in/out sheets, resulting in total overpayments of 69 hours to three employees over two years. The overpayments are being recovered and the manager received additional training.
  • A temporary employee stole cash payments totaling almost $17,000. The employee pled guilty to a felony and was sentenced to 180 days in jail, three years probation and ordered to pay restitution.

By reporting waste, fraud and illegal activities in the workplace, employees help make our community better.

Check out these resources on being a whistleblower:

No matter where you work in California or who your employer is, your ability to report suspected incidents of waste, fraud and illegal activities in your workplace or other misconduct by employees, contractors and vendors is protected by law.

To encourage reporting of waste, fraud and illegal activities, government agencies have set up whistleblower hotlines–or you can use the Accountable California hotline.

All corporations–including private nonprofit organizations–should have policies in place to protect whistleblowers.

Resources, news and guides to assist and support whistleblowers.