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. 

    Any employee suspecting, or having knowledge of, fraud, waste, or abuse or any unethical behavior in the District, should notify their immediate superior of their concerns and contact the Internal Auditor.

    Employees may report suspected fraud and ethics violations by calling a toll free Hotline by dialing: (833) 320-0099, 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 this webpage and follow the “Report An Incident” directions, and can choose to remain anonymous. Once completed, the employee will be assigned a unique PIN to follow-up on the status of his/her report.

    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.

    Office of Internal Audit
    Columbus City Schools
    737 E. Hudson St.
    Columbus, Ohio 43211
    Phone: (614) 365-5835
    Fax: (614) 365-6043

    Fraud, Waste and Abuse Reporting system - FY 2021
    Fraud, Waste and Abuse Reporting System - FY 2020 

    Board Policy 1411 Whistleblower Protection - Administration 
    Board Policy 3211 Whistleblower Protection - Professional Staff
    Board Policy 4211 Whistleblower Protection - Classified Staff