The City of Sacramento, California has announced that within the next two months it will adopt a toll-free anonymous whistleblower hotline. The hotline will cost about $200,000 to fund and will be staffed by a live person twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year.
This hotline is in response to a January 2013 council meeting in which City Auditor Jorge Oseguera presented a report showing that a hotline Sacramento had established in March 2012 and which did not offer callers anonymity had proven ineffective, receiving only nineteen calls since its inception. The City Council hopes that by accepting anonymous reports from callers, city employees and other members of the public will report concerns about fraud, waste, and abuse.
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