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Our Commitment

City of Bowling Green is an organization with strong values of responsibility and integrity. All City employees share the responsibility to promote the organization's reputation for high ethical standards, financial and governmental accountability and delivery of quality services. City employees also have first-hand knowledge of the way things really are within the organization.

City of Bowling Green is committed to an environment where open, honest communications are the expectation, not the exception. We want you to feel comfortable in approaching your supervisor or management in instances where you believe a violation of policy, fraud, waste, abuse or unethical behavior has occurred. Face to face reporting is always the best form of communication, although we understand that is not always feasible.

In situations where you prefer to place an anonymous report in confidence, you are encouraged to use this hotline, hosted by a third party hotline provider, EthicsPoint. You are encouraged to submit reports relating to violations stated in our Code of Ethics especially in cases where there is suspected waste, fraud or abuse. Employees should keep the following in mind when reporting via the ethics hotline:

  • When possible, report the incident to your supervisor or manager first.
  • You must be able to provide adequate information to support an investigation such as names of all individuals involved, other witnesses, dates and times if known, and specifics pertaining to the potential violation.
  • Reports MUST be made in good faith. Reports should not be frivolous or ill-intended.
  • Check back on the status of your report, additional information may be needed.
  • DO NOT USE THIS HOTLINE TO FILE REPORTS FOR VIOLATION TYPES OTHER THAN THE ISSUES/TOPICS APPLICABLE TO THIS ETHICS HOTLINE.

Our Employee Administrative Policy Manual explains personnel policies such as employee conduct, leave accrual/holidays as well as discipline and termination of employment. Human Resources & Risk Management Department can provide general employment related questions at 270-393-3689.

The information you provide will be sent to us by EthicsPoint on a confidential and anonymous basis (if you should choose) to the extent permitted by law. All reports will be sent directly to the Office of Internal Audit to investigate and oversee.

See the Ethics Hotline FAQs for more information.

To Make a Report

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

  • Select the "Make a Report" link at the top of this web page.
  • OR
  • Dial toll-free, within the United States, Guam, Puerto Rico and Canada: 855-282-4973

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, use your report key and password to check your report for feedback or questions.