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File #: 23-129    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Public Hearing
File created: 12/20/2022 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 1/18/2023 Final action:
Title: Ordinance to Establish a Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Reporting System
Attachments: 1. Att.A - Proposed Ordinance to Establish Office of Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Auditor, 2. Att.B - Resolution Appointing the Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Auditor
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AGENDA DATE: 1/18/2023

Ordinance to Establish a Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Reporting System

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST: Adopt an ordinance to establish an office of Fraud, Waste & Abuse Auditor and adopt a resolution to appoint the Chief of Shared Services, Enterprise Risk Management & Analytics as the Fraud, Waste and Abuse Auditor

ITEM TYPE: Regular Action Item

STAFF CONTACT(S): Richardson, Rosenberg, Bessette, Coltrane, Birch, Jackson, Andrake, Dau

PRESENTER (S): Nelsie Birch


REVIEWED BY: Jeffrey B. Richardson

BACKGROUND: According to the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), every "government [should] establish policies and procedures to encourage and facilitate the reporting of fraud, waste or abuse." Virginia Code ?15.2-2511.2, Duties of Local Government Auditors, permits the County to adopt an ordinance establishing an office of Fraud, Waste and Abuse Auditor.

STRATEGIC PLAN: Mission - To enhance the well-being and quality of life for all community members through the provision of the highest level of public service consistent with the prudent use of public funds.

DISCUSSION: Under the authority of Virginia Code ?15.2-2511.2 and presented within the proposed ordinance to establish an Office of Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Auditor (Attachment A), the Auditor will administer a telephone hotline and a website through which employees and residents of the County may report anonymously any incidence of fraud, waste, or abuse committed by any officer, or within any department or program, of the County. The Auditor will determine the materiality and authenticity of allegations received to the hotline or website and ensure that investigation and resolution activities are undertaken in response to material and authentic allegations in the most cost-effective and confidential manner available, within the Auditor's discretion. The Auditor shall assign responsibility for investigation and resolution to oth...

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