Since October 1983, the Department of Audit has provided a toll-free hotline for reporting fraud, waste, and abuse of government funds and property. Periodicals throughout Tennessee publish information to alert citizens to the hotline and to encourage them to report wasteful, inefficient, or fraudulent activities. In addition, all state agencies, as well as those agencies receiving community grant funds, are required to display in a prominent place signs calling attention to the hotline.
Calls to the hotline have concerned allegations of abuse or fraud and requests for assistance or information. The substantive calls, relating to abuse or fraud, concerned a wide range of entities, including municipalities, counties, and state agencies and departments. In the event of nonsubstantive calls, such as requests for tax information, the caller is referred to the appropriate agency or department.
If You Observe An Agency Director Or Employee Engaging In Any Activity Which You Consider To Be Illegal, Improper, Or Wasteful, Please Call The State Comptroller’s Toll-Free Hotline.