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Oregonians reminded of govt. waste/fraud hotline


Secretary of State Kate Brown is reminding all Oregonians that they can report state government fraud, waste or abuse to the Oregon Government Waste Hotline . Anyone can report with complete confidentiality any waste or misuse of state government resources.

“We are fortunate to have a state government that expects the best of its employees,” said Brown. “But when inappropriate use of government resources occurs, we need to put a stop to it.”

Enacted by the Legislature, the hotline helps provide accountability by providing a secure way to express concerns about possibly inappropriate conduct.

You can call the Hotline at 1-800-336-8218 . Professional operators are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can also file a report online . The name of anyone who contacts the hotline will remain confidential by law.

Waste is defined as conduct that causes unnecessary expenses or mismanagement of state resources. Fraud involves misappropriation of funds and corruption. Abuse is the intentional, improper use of state resources or an employee’s position.

“I urge all Oregonians be on the lookout for fraud, waste or abuse in state government ,” said Brown. “If you report it, I’ll make sure it gets investigated.”

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