Reporting Misconduct and Other Violations
The OCFO provides an environment that fosters employee confidence in meeting his/her responsibility to report wrongdoing. OCFO management shall take effective action on matters that are reported, and demonstrate organizational support for employees who in good faith report misconduct and suspicious or inappropriate activity. No manager shall take or threaten to take any action against any employee as a reprisal for making a complaint or disclosing information pursuant to this Code of Conduct.
Employees must report promptly to the Office of Integrity and Oversight (OIO) any information that an employee, former employee, or contractor engaged in
- Violations of this Code of Conduct
- Criminal conduct in a matter under the responsibility of the OCFO
- Fraud, waste, abuse
- Suspicious activity
Reporting Bribe Attempts and Gratuities
- Employees must promptly report incidents of attempted bribery to OIO, which is responsible for referring the matter to the law enforcement agency with jurisdiction. Employees should contact OIO for assistance when uncertain whether a bribe overture was made.
- Employees must promptly report to OIO the offer or receipt of any gift from a prohibited source, as described in the Gifts section of this Code of Conduct.
Reporting Management Issues and Serious Program Incidents
- Employees must report management issues and program concerns to their supervisor or other appropriate management officials.
- Employees must report to OCFO management or to OIO serious instances of mismanagement or abuse which jeopardize an OCFO program or operation, the public safety, or where District funds are placed at risk.
How to Report Misconduct and Other Violations
Violations can be reported by telephone, in person, mail or electronically, to
Office of Integrity and Oversight
1100 4th Street, SW; Suite 750 E
Washington, DC 20024
(202) 442 - 6433
Reporting can be done electronically through the CFO Intranet, by accessing the Ethics and Integrity link and then accessing How to Report Misconduct, Suspicious Activity, and Other Violations, which has a link to the electronic form.
In order to address any concern an employee may have about reporting anonymously, the OCFO has contracted with an independent, third-party organization that provides a confidential hotline service, which ensures that employees can report anonymously.
Information on this system and how it ensures anonymity is contained on the CFO Intranet, by accessing the Ethics and Integrity link, and then accessing "Reporting Misconduct." This site also has a link to access this hotline online, or it can be accessed directly at ethicspoint.
Reports can also be made by telephone to this toll-free hotline, which is staffed 24 hours a day, at 1-877-252-8805.
Employees may, for whatever reason, report fraud, waste, and abuse directly to the District of Columbia Office of the Inspector General (OIG).
OIG is located at 717 14th Street, NW, 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20005.
Reporting can be done electronically at Office of the Inspector General or by telephone at 1-800-521-1639.