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Bid-Rigging A form of fraud in which a contract is promised to one party even though for the sake of appearance several other parties also present a bid
Bribes and Gratuities Bribery is an offer to give something of value with the intent that the recipient will do something improper or will fail to do something they should do within the authority of their position. Gratuities typically encompass a favor, benefit or anything of value given voluntarily or beyond obligation usually in-exchange for some service.
Conflict of Interest A conflict of interest is defined as a situation in which a person, such as a public official, an employee, or a professional, has a private or personal interest sufficient to appear to influence the objective exercise of his or her official duties. (Examples include: inappropriate vendor relations, bribery, misuse of confidential information, inappropriate customer relations)
Contract Fraud Entering into a written agreement by and between a “person” and a government entity, whereby the person knowingly and willfully providing false claims/statements/information for their benefit. Person - means a corporation, partnership, business association of any kind, trust, joint-stock company, or individual.
Contractor Disclosure Contractor must disclose in writing whenever they have credible evidence that a principal employee, agent, or subcontractor has committed a violation of Federal criminal law involving fraud, conflict of interest, bribery, or gratuity violations in connection with the award, performance , or closeout of a Government contract or subcontract award thereunder.
Contractor/Vendor Relations Concerns regarding personal ties to or bias towards contractors/vendors (Examples include: awarding a vendor contract to a relative without going through a competitive bid process, allowing a vendor an unfair advantage by giving them proprietary information during the bidding process, bribery, inappropriate customer/vendor relations, etc.)
Data Privacy Refers to the technical, contractual, administrative and physical steps taken by the Company to protect against unauthorized access to and disclosure of personally identifiable data of employees and customers and other third parties that we possess.
Discrimination or Harassment Uninvited and unwelcome verbal or physical conduct directed at an employee because of his or her sex, religion, ethnicity, or beliefs. (Examples include: bias in hiring, bias in assignments, wrongful termination, bias in promotions, bias in educational decisions, unfair compensation, inappropriate language).
Embezzlement To appropriate (as property entrusted to one's care) fraudulently to one's own use. (Examples include: bookkeeping errors, misapplication of funds, and mishandling of cash)
Embezzlement of Government Funds Unlawful conversion or misappropriation of any voucher, money, or item of value of the United States
Employee Benefits Abuses Improper, misleading or deceptive actions/statements, falsification of records, or misrepresentation of actual conditions related to employee benefit plans; including health and supplemental insurance plans and sick or other paid time-off programs.
Environmental Protection, Health or Safety Law Violation of any environmental law, regulation, corporate policy or procedure with respect to the handling and disposal of hazardous materials or the health and safety of other individuals.
False Claims Pursuant to 18 USC § 287, a false claim is the presentation of a claim to any United States government official or to any department or agency thereof for money, property or services, knowing that the claim is false, fictitious or fraudulent
Falsification of Contracts, Reports or Records Falsification of records consists of altering, fabricating, falsifying, or forging all or any part of a document, contract or record for the purpose of gaining an advantage, or misrepresenting the value of the document, contract or record.
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Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act This Category should be selected if there is a concern with the improper use or disclosure of Protected Health Information. Protected Health Information is information that:
(1) is created or received by a health care provider, health plan, public health authority, employer, life insurer, school or university, or health care clearinghouse; and (2) relates to the past, present, or future physical or mental health or condition of an individual; the provision of health care to an individual; or the past, present, or future payment for the provision of health care to an individual; and (i) that identifies the individual; or (ii) for which there is a reasonable basis to believe the information can be used to identify the individual.
Hiring Irregularities Evidence of personnel decisions being based on criteria other than an applicant's merit or qualifications.
Improper Giving or Receiving of Gifts The giving, receiving or solicitation of items which could be reasonably interpreted as an effort to influence a business relationship or decision; items given, received or solicited for the benefit of an individual or an individual's family or friends; items given, received or solicited during or in connection with contract negotiations; the acceptance of cash, checks, money orders, vouchers, gift certificates, loans, products, or services.
Improper Supplier or Contractor Activity Supplier or contractor activity in violation of policies and procedures; improper supplier or contractor selection based on personal gain, improper negotiation or diversion of contract awards.
Nepotism/Favoritism Inappropriate Workplace Relationships Refers to real or perceived favorable treatment or relationships between employees (such as: a family member being in a position to hire, fire, promote, demote, or influence compensation or the work environment of another family member; inappropriate work relationships during work hours; favoritism of one employee over another; etc.)
Offensive or Inappropriate Communication The use of inflammatory, derogatory, unduly critical or insulting communication to a staff person, volunteer or donor.
Retaliation Verbal, physical or written discriminatory or harassing behavior toward an individual who has made a good faith report regarding a compliance issue.
Sexual Harassment The making of unwanted and offensive sexual advances or of sexually offensive remarks or acts, especially by one in a superior or supervisory position or when acquiescence to such behavior is a condition of continued employment, promotion, or satisfactory evaluation.
Steering of Contracts A form of fraud in which contracts are steered to a promised party even though for the sake of appearance several other parties also present a bids.
Substance Abuse Substance abuse is defined as the misuse of both legal and illegal drugs including alcohol. (Examples include: cocaine, narcotics, marijuana, stimulants)
Theft The act of stealing; specifically: the felonious taking and removing of personal property with intent to deprive the rightful owner of it.
Threat or Inappropriate Supervisor Directive Improper use of supervisory authority in response to employee taking action or refusing to take action.
Time Abuse Concerns about an employee or manager who is falsifying his/her work hours.
Unauthorized Disclosure of Non-Public Information When Someone knowingly engages in a financial transaction using nonpublic information, or allows the improper use of nonpublic information to further his/her own private interest or that of another, whether through advice or recommendation, or by knowing unauthorized disclosure.
Violation of law, regulation, or policy Willful or innocent actions that are in direct violation of company policy, procedures, code of conduct, and/or implied contractual responsibilities. (Examples include: non- disclosure agreements, hiring standards, safety, Internet usage, corporate guidelines)
Whistleblower Retaliation Federal employee authorized to take, direct others to take, recommend, or approve any personnel action may not take, fail to take, or threaten to take any personnel action against an employee because of protected whistleblowing. Whistleblowing is defined as disclosing information that the discloser reasonably believes evidence suggest a violation of law, rule, or regulation, gross mismanagement, gross waste of funds, abuse of authority, or a substantial and specific danger to public health or safety.
Workers' Compensation Fraud When someone knowingly makes a false representation of a material fact to obtain or to deny workers' compensation benefits or to avoid responsibility under the law. Fraud also occurs when an employer misrepresents the amount of payroll or classification of its employees. Failure to maintain the required WC insurance coverage is also a crime.
Workplace Violence A verbal or physical threat of bodily harm to any person currently working or anyone who will be returning to work, allowing the individual who made the threat to carry out the threat.
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