What do the terms fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement mean?
  • Fraud is the misrepresentation of a material fact in order to obtain a payment or benefit.
  • Waste is negligent or extravagant expenditure of County funds or incurring of expenses, or misuse of County resources or property.
  • Abuse is the intentional wrongful or improper use of County resources, which can include the excessive or improper use of a person’s County position, in a manner contrary to its rightful or legally intended use.
  • Mismanagement is when management action – or inaction – could adversely impact the County’s operations, programs, projects or funds or grossly deviates from the standard of care or competence that a reasonable person would follow.

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1. Who may file a complaint with the OIG?
2. What kind of complaints does the OIG investigate?
3. How do I file a complaint with the OIG?
4. Can I request that my identity be kept confidential?
5. Do I have to identify myself if I make a complaint to the OIG?
6. Does the OIG investigate individuals or companies that conduct business with the County?
7. What do the terms fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement mean?
8. What is an example of a conflict-of-interest?
9. What is an example of fraud?
10. What is an example of waste?
11. What is an example of misconduct?
12. What is an example of abuse?