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Report Fraud, Waste, or Abuse in BCPS

Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Hotline

Use This Hotline to Report Financial Fraud, Waste, or Abuse

The Fraud Hotline is designed for reporting suspected cases of fraud, waste, or abuse.The Board of Education of Baltimore County encourages its employees to support its mission by reporting fraud, waste, abuse or unlawful acts. All reports using the website or the fraud, waste, or abuse hotline number are anonymous and confidential.

Call 866-881-2932 or

File your report on-line at: www.bcps.ethicspoint.com

Confidentiality

To the extent provided by law, the Office of Internal Audit (Internal Audit) will maintain the confidentiality and the identity of  the reporter,  the person who is the subject of the report, and the report itself.

Additionally,  Internal Audit will all times maintain the confidentiality of all associated materials, working papers, and other documents. Internal Audit also stresses to Departments or Offices investigating allegations the importance of confidentiality.

Anti-Retaliation Protection


Board Policy 8420 prohibits retaliation against any employee who makes a good faith report, or has participated in an investigation or proceeding, of fraud, waste, abuse or an unlawful act.

Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Hotline Process

In order to process your report, a minimum amount of information is needed. Please consider the following questions before making a report:

1. Are you reporting fraud, waste, or abuse that involves a BCPS employee, or a vendor doing business with BCPS?
2. Do you know the names and/or job titles of the people involved?
3. Do you know how and where the alleged incident was committed, and the approximate timeframe?
4. Do you have documents, images, or direct observation of the alleged incident?

Fraud, waste, and abuse hotline reports are reviewed by the Investigative Unit Audit Manager and a Senior Auditor to determine whether investigation is necessary by Internal Audit staff, by management or if the report is not fraud, waste, or abuse.  When reports are referred to management Internal Audit will review the results of management's investigation for reasonableness.

Other Concerns

Concern Phone
Child Abuse/Neglect: 410-887-TIME (8463)
Harassment/Discrimination: 443-809-8936
Residency issues: 443-809-6403
Vandalism/Graffiti: 443-809-6488