EPISD Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Hotline
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Accountability is a top priority for the El Paso Independent School District. Our policies formalize the expectations of personal honesty and integrity required of employees, students, and others who do business with our District.
What should I report through the Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Hotline?
Information provided to the Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Hotline Program should be made in good faith. The Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Hotline should be used to report fraud, waste, and significant non-compliance issues.
For reporting other concerns, please refer to the following District policies:
- Employee Complaints/Grievances Board Policy DGBA (Local):
- Student and Parent Complaints/Grievances Board Policy FNG (Local):
Any employee should report known or suspected wrongdoing such as:
- Illegal or fraudulent acts
- Investigations by State/Federal agencies
- Theft of District property, funds and/or resources
- Waste and/or abuse of funds and/or resources
- Misuse of District property, funds and/or resources
- Significant non-compliance issues
- Conflict of Interest
- Code of Ethics violations
The Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Hotline Program is not open to students. Students should file complaints in accordance with Board Policy FNG (Local) or by using the Online Contact and Incident Reporting Tool.
Can the person making the report remain anonymous?
We encourage individuals to provide contact information because it allows the District
administrator, who is assigned the report, to follow up with you to ask questions or to seek
clarification when more information is needed.
Protection from Retaliation
As a reminder, Board Policy CAA (Local) states, “Neither the Board nor any District employee shall unlawfully retaliate against a person who in good faith reports perceived fraud or financial impropriety.”
Your call or online report can be confidential or anonymous; however, keep in mind that may limit our ability to investigate. If you provide an anonymous report, you will be given an incident report number and encouraged to call back in case additional information is needed.
What will I need to provide when making a report?
The more you can tell us, the better chance we have of determining whether fraud, waste, or abuse has occurred. When you make a report, you will be asked to provide information about the specific allegation, the parties involved (reported individual(s), individual(s) involved, and names of others who are aware), and other information about the suspected/known wrongdoing including:
- What occurred?
- How do you know about the incident?
- When it occurred?
- Where it occurred?
- What documentation is available?
- Other relevant information.
What is the Online Contact and Incident Reporting Tool?
The District's Online Contact and Incident Reporting Tool is intended to give individuals another avenue to report concerns, comments, and complaints that are not related to fraud or waste.
How do I make a report?
If you're interested in the following:
- To make suggestions, comments, or ask questions related to District matters
- To report employee complaints
- To report student/parent complaints
You can use our Online Contact and Incident Reporting Tool.
To report fraud, waste, and significant non-compliance issues:
Call the Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Hotline at 1-800-620-8591 (se habla Español), or complete a report online by clicking on the following link and follow the instructions indicated: https://www.reportlineweb.com/episd .