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Stop Fraud, Waste & Abuse

HOTLINE: 888-329-6390

The Oakland City Auditor needs your help to ensure accountability, integrity, fairness and transparency in City government. All reports can be made confidentially and anonymously. You also have the choice to give your name and contact information. You can help by reporting examples of the following:

  • Theft of City resources
  • Gross disregard of policy and procedural controls
  • Record falsification
  • Contractor fraud
  • Intentional misuse of City property or equipment
  • Utilizing City property for personal use
  • Payroll or timekeeping fraud
  • Gross mismanagement of resources
  • Kickbacks or bribes
  • Accounting irregularities
  • To file a complaint, you may call the HOTLINE or select the "Report Online" link at the left.

    When you call or submit your information through the website, provide as much detail as possible including: who, what, when, where, and how. Be as descriptive as possible: include dates, names, location, amounts and witnesses. Provide documentation to substantiate your complaint.

    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 5-6 business days, you are encouraged to use your report key and password to check your report for feedback or questions from the City Auditor.

    Your report is immediately sent to the City Auditor’s Office where we will review all reports and take appropriate action. At every step of this process you can be assured that your confidentiality will be protected. To ensure the confidentiality of the reporting process, updates of actions and results will not be provided.

    What You Need to Know

    This process is not intended to replace or supersede any normal managerial and/or personnel communication channels. Discussion of your complaint with others, including family, friends and co-workers, may jeopardize your confidentiality.

    Report Online

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    Do not use this site to report events presenting an immediate threat to life or property.

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