The City of Galveston is committed to deterring fraud, abuse, and waste. Our City Auditor’s Office has established a hotline that may be accessed by calling (409) 797-3636. An automated answering service will be available 24 hours a day - 7 days a week. Callers may remain anonymous.
“Fraud” means the intentional deception or false representation perpetrated onto a local government that could result in detriment to that local government.
“Abuse” means the excessive or improper use of resources owned or operated by a locality.
“Waste”means the intentional or unintentional squandering of resources owned or operated by a locality to the detriment of that locality. Waste also includes incurring unnecessary costs because of inefficient or ineffective practices.
Examples of Reportable Incidents:
Theft or misappropriation of city resources
Offering or accepting bribes
Inappropriate use of city owned vehicles, equipment, or supplies
Improper spending of city tax dollars
Violations of city procurement policies and/or contracts
Improper use of city funds
Manipulation of city policies and procedures for personal gain
Falsification of official documents
Describe the circumstances that you believe represent fraud, abuse, or waste
Describe the date or dates on which these circumstances occurred
Describe the location or locations at which these circumstances occurred
Name the individual(s) who you believe acted wrongly or inappropriately
Name the city department where these individual(s) work