A Message from The Mayor

Mayor Bill FosterTo all city employees:

Thank you for your dedication to our wonderful city. We value the work you do, the services you provide and the effort you put into making St. Petersburg the best place in America to live.

As public employees, we all share the responsibility of preserving the public's trust. Accountability in government, financial responsibility and delivery of quality services are key components to my administration.

All employees share the responsibility to ensure that the city demonstrates this accountability, as well as the proper stewardship of the financial resources and property entrusted to us. I am committed to creating a working environment in which ethical behavior is central. We also recognize that firsthand knowledge of the way things are really working at the city -- including misuse of funds, misconduct or violations of city policy -- resides with all of us.

We have partnered with EthicsPoint, Inc. to provide an anonymous reporting system to bring concerns to the attention of city administration. Via telephone or the Internet, if you witness criminal or unethical behavior in violation of city policy, we encourage you to report it.

Thanks for the work you do on behalf of our citizens each day. Together, we achieve excellence in public service.

Sincerely,

Mayor Rick Kriseman

For City Employees and Vendors Use Only

Do not use this hotline to report the following types of violations.

Reports filed via the hotline that pertain to the following types of incidents will not be investigated.
  • Human Resources issues dealing with employee harassment, discrimination or any grievable labor issues. Please direct these reports or calls to the Human Resources department, 727-893-7481.
  • Conflicts of interest related to State Ethics violations. Please direct these reports to the State of Florida Ethics Commission at 850-488-7864 or www.ethics.state.fl.us/.

Reporting Anonymously Under State Law.

You may report a fraud related issue anonymously through this hotline, however any personal information you provide may become public record at the conclusion of an investigation. Any written or e-mail material received or generated by city staff or council members may become public record at some point in time and state law requires the record be made available for inspection by any citizen who requests it. Therefore, if you wish to report anonymously via e-mail, please do so through a public computer such as those located at the Public Libraries.

Public Records & Email. Under Florida law, Florida Senate Bill SB 80 - effective July 1, 2006, e-mail address received by the City or the hotline are public records at some point in time.

To Make a Report

You may use either of the following two methods to submit a report:

  • Call 888-236-7053 (toll free in the US and Canada), or
  • Select the "Make a Report" link at the top of this web page.

After you complete your report you will be assigned a unique code called a "report key." Write down your report key and password and keep them in a safe place. After 5 - 10 business days, use your report key and password to check your report for feedback or questions.

EthicsPoint is NOT a 911 or Emergency Service:

Do not use this site to report events presenting an immediate threat to life or property. Reports submitted through this service may not receive an immediate response. If you require emergency assistance, please contact your local authorities.