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Reporting Fraud, Waste, and/or Abuse

Columbus City Schools values honesty and integrity. We have a commitment to cultivate high ethical standards and promoting conduct that strengthens public trust and confidence in the integrity of our work.

We know that our exceptional team of employees is the foundation for any success we enjoy as a school district. First and foremost, our responsibility is to provide you with a safe and secure work environment. To help keep our reputation strong, we need everyone’s help.
  
Employees may report suspected fraud and ethics violations by calling a toll free Hotline by dialing: (855) 678-6764, where a trained, independent professional answers calls 24 hours, seven days a week. Callers are guaranteed confidentiality and can choose to remain anonymous.
 
From any computer that can access the Internet, employees can log on to www.columbus.ethicspoint.com and follow the “To Make a Report” directions, and can choose to remain anonymous. Once completed, the employee will be assigned a unique code called a “report key” and provided a password to follow-up on the status of his/her report after 5-6 business days for feedback or questions.

For more information on reporting suspected fraud and ethics issues, download this printable flyer - Reporting Fraud, Waste and Abuse
 
Employees may also contact the Ohio Auditor of State’s Fraud Reporting line, at 1-866-FRAUD OH (1-866-372-8364); or by mail, at Ohio Auditor of State, Special Investigations Unit, 88 East Broad Street, P.O. Box 1140, Columbus, OH 43215.

Board Policy 4114.122 (Whistleblower)
 
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