Fraud & Ethics Reporting
The Town of Sahuarita is taking a proactive stance against fraud and ethics violations in Town government. The Fraud and Ethics Violations Reporting System is a method for citizens, vendors, or employees to confidentially report fraud directly to a third party site.
This reporting system is intended to be used to report fraud and ethical violations committed by or against the Town of Sahuarita, its employees and/or vendors. Other types of fraud or ethical concerns may be directed to the Arizona Attorney General. Below is a sample list of fraud or ethical concerns that could be reported.
Why should I use the Fraud and Ethics Violations Reporting System?
Integrity matters. Being honest and trustworthy in our dealings with each other and with citizens makes Sahuarita a better place to work and live. Every dollar lost to fraud is a dollar that could have, and should have, been used to provide services to citizens.
What types of things should I report?
- Accounting / Audit Irregularities
- Conflicts of Interest
- Customer Relations
- Employee Relations
- Falsification of Company Records
- Fraudulent Insurance Claims
- Improper Loans to Executives
- Insider Trading
- Policy Issues
- Product Quality Concern
- Release of Proprietary Information
- Retaliation of Whistleblowers
- Safety Issues and Sanitation
- Sexual Harassment
- Substance Abuse
- Theft of Cash
- Theft of Goods / Services
- Theft of Time
- Unauthorized Discounts
- Wage / Hour Issues
- Workplace Violence / Threats
If you wish to report any issues or complaints to the Town that do not fall under the categories listed here for the Fraud and Ethics Violations Reporting System, please call 520-822-8800.
This system is not for reporting crimes or emergencies. Please contact the Sahuarita Police Department to report a crime or call 911 in case of emergency.
Who manages the Fraud and Ethics Violations Reporting System?
The Town has contracted with an independent company, The Network, to operate the system.
Can I remain anonymous?
Yes. You do not have to give your name and The Network does not provide us with any other identifying information.
How does the Town learn about my complaint?
The Network sends a report to a committee which will review each report submitted, to determine the most appropriate course of action.
Who do I call for more information?
Contact the Finance Director at 520-822-8844
Notice to Town Employees:
Employees have reporting options and obligations under the Town Personnel Policy Manual Chapter 14—Greivance Procedure and in the case of Police Department employees, General Order C-3, Rule 26 (Duty to Report). Existing policies provide absolute protection against retaliation for employees who make complaints or reports in good faith.