Auditor Hotline Program
The "State Auditor Hotline" provides an avenue for citizens, including government employees, to report suspected financial improprieties or violations of laws or regulations by state and local governments; waste of public funds or resources; and/or constructive suggestions for improving state and local governments regarding financial-related matters, internal control, or compliance. The Hotline coordinates the efforts of existing resources, rather than duplicating efforts of authority already in place.
For personnel grievances, contact:
The Career Service Review Board
If you are a state employee and have a personnel grievance with your state employer, contact the Career Service Review Board at (801)538-3048 to resolve your grievance. The State Auditor does not handle personnel grievances.
Important! Contact these entities first :
The entity from which the concern originated
Contacting those in authority at the entity of concern gives the government officials directly involved in the issue(s) the chance to take action or modify procedures. However, if the government entity is not responsive, the concern is with improper actions of top management, or anonymity is desired, the Hotline may be contacted without first contacting the entity.
The Office of Recovery Services (if applicable)
For Department of Human Services, Office of Recovery Services (ORS) complaints, you must first contact ORS Customer Service/Quality Assurance at (801)536-8500.
Fleet Operations (if applicable)
Contact the Division of Fleet Operations for complaints regarding inappropriate actions or use of a state-owned vehicle at the Division of Fleet Operations website: http://fleet.utah.gov/forms/howsmydriving2.htm or call Fleet Operations at (801) 538-3014.
If you are not satisfied after contacting the above entities, you may submit your Hotline complaint to the State Auditors Office as outlined below, or contact State Finance (Marcie Handy at 538-1678).
Hotline Complaint Process :
We request that complaints be reported using the Hotline Reporting Form (see below) and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to (801) 538-1383. Use of this form helps to ensure that the specific details of the concern are appropriately addressed. If this is not possible, at a minimum we must receive the following information either in a letter (see address below) or call the Hotline at 1-800-622-1243:
A detailed description of the improper governmental action(s).
- The name of the employee(s) involved.
- The agency, division, and location where the action(s) occurred.
- When the action(s) occurred.
- Any other details that may be important for our investigation - other witnesses, documents, evidence, etc.
- The specific law or regulation that has been violated if known.
- Your name, address, and phone number**
- Each improper action should be noted separately and supported with as much specific information as possible.
- Supplying detailed information contributes to a thorough and efficient investigation. The Hotline Reporting Form is designed to help you supply the needed information.
Download Hotline Reporting Form:
Contacts to the Hotline may be anonymous. However, we request that the complainant leave their name and phone number so that any further questions the Office may have during the investigation can be asked and so that the Office can investigate the complaint as thoroughly as possible and can also report back to the complainant the results of any review or investigation.
The identity of the complainant is considered protected information under the Utah Government Records Access and Management Act (Utah Code Section 63-2-304) if the complainant requests anonymity from parties outside the office.
Additionally, the State whistle blower statute (Utah Code Section 67-21) protects government employees from reprisal by an employer for reporting to the State Auditor, in good faith, suspected illegal acts or waste of public funds. A complaint made to the Hotline, identifying yourself, will provide the necessary communication to invoke the protection of the whistle blower statute.