HCSD COMPLIANCE HOTLINE: 800.735.1185
Calls may be made anonymously and on a confidential basis as allowed by law. HCSD policy and the whistleblower provisions of the False Claims Act protect employees from retaliation for reporting suspected fraud, waste, or abuse/non-compliance with the Code of Conduct.
Importance of Reporting Issues:
According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiner’s 2008 Report to the Nation on Occupational Fraud, U.S. organizations lose an estimated 7% of their annual revenues due to fraud, which is a 2% increase from 2006. When applied to the projected 2008 GDP, those losses translate to approximately $994 billion. The report also concluded that organizations with anti-fraud controls and programs – such as fraud hotlines, internal audit departments, and fraud training – had significantly lower losses when compared to organizations without anti-fraud measures.
Of the cases in the report, 46% were detected by tips from employees, customers, vendors, and other sources. Tips were also the most common means of fraud detection in 2002, 2004, and 2006.
Contact Louisiana Legislative Auditor Hotline
Click on the link above for information on contacting the Louisiana Legislative Auditor Hotline if you suspect the misappropriation (theft), fraud, waste or abuse of public funds by anyone.