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Office of Inspector General Whistleblower Program

The Clerk’s Office of Inspector General (OIG), conducts internal audits and fields complaints pertaining to the operations of the Clerk’s Office. The OIG also investigates fraud, waste and abuse related to the operations of the Collier County Board of Commissioners, and its staff, and/or vendors. It’s important for complainants who come forward with allegations of wrongdoing or misconduct to trust the process and the professionals assigned to investigate the allegations.

A recent worldwide survey published by The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) and The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), Building a Best-in-Class Whistleblower Hotline Program, produced results indicating that whistleblower hotline programs have a higher effectiveness if they include six identified factors. For the purpose of their publication, they defined a whistleblower hotline program as, “a program consisting of one or more mechanisms or initiatives designed to encourage and collect reports from parties with information about a potential wrongdoing or misconduct.” The following chart details how the OIG Whistleblower Program meets the recommended ACFE and IIA criteria.

For more information on ways to report incidents of fraud, waste, abuse, mismanagement, or misconduct visit the Report Fraud, Waste & Abuse page under the Inspector General.