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Anyone, including Nassau County employees, companies that do business with the County, and members of the public.
Fraud, waste, abuse, corruption, conflicts-of-interest and serious misconduct affecting or involving County operations, programs, projects or funds. OIG does not investigate routine personnel issues, such as grievances.
Yes. The OIG may investigate any individual or entity that either is doing business with Nassau County or which, through the submission of a bid, proposal or application, expresses interest in doing business with the County.
A complaint can be registered with the OIG in several ways: via the online complaint form, email, surface mail, or telephone.
Yes. If you request confidentiality, we will not reveal your identity without your permission, except if required by law. You should also be aware that there are provisions of law that, under appropriate circumstances, protect employees from retaliation. If you believe that making a report to the OIG will place you at risk of retaliation, you should inform us of that as well.
No. You can remain anonymous in submitting an allegation to us. Note however that your information will be most useful if we can contact you if follow-up questions are necessary. If you remain anonymous, we also will not be able to later advise you if the matter is in open or closed status.
Please provide as much information as you can. Information that Is too vague or cannot be supported can result in closing your complaint without remedial action. Therefore, we encourage you to give us at least one way to contact you should we have questions or need more information. In any event, please be as specific as possible in explaining the nature and details of your complaint. You may use the following list as a guide to the information to Include:
The above list is only a guide; you may wish to include other/additional information.
Any additional Information you acquire after making your report to the OIG should be reported to us In a follow-up telephone call, email or letter.
An example would be a County contracting or oversight official who has an undisclosed financial interest in a contractor, vendor or consultant, resulting in an improper contract award or inflated costs to the County.
Fraud can take many forms. One example is where a supplier misrepresents how much material was provided, or the type or quality of the goods it provided, to the County.
Waste can include extravagant, careless, or needless expenditure of County funds. An example would be causing County funds to be used to purchase replacement parts for old equipment that is being scrapped.
Examples include a County official or employee improperly using County resources for unauthorized purposes, or disseminating confidential information without proper authority to do so.
An example would be a County official or employee improperly using his or her position in order to benefit the interests of a family member, such as inducing the County to hire that person.