Report Government Fraud, Waste or Abuse
Please contact the Police Division to report any suspected criminal activity or scams that do not involve Henrico County government resources.
Please use HCPS Anonymous Alerts, to directly report certain student/parent concerns (e.g., bullying or suspicious activity) to School Administrators.
Please contact Virginia's Office of the State Inspector General to report concerns related to state government and state agencies.
See "Links" section below to properly report certain types of other County-related violations or complaints.
We are dedicated to providing our citizens responsible government, characterized by integrity and accountability. We are committed to eliminating fraud, waste and abuse and maintaining a highly ethical environment. Internal Audit is committed to improve accountability within General Government and Schools which includes investigating allegations of fraud, waste and abuse. Read the County Manager’s memo on fraud reporting.
As used in the Code of Virginia at Section 15.2-2511.2 (effective 7/1/2006):
“Abuse” means the excessive or improper use of something, or the employment of something in a manner contrary to the natural or legal rules for its use; the intentional destruction, diversion, manipulation, misapplication, maltreatment, or misuse of resources owned or operated by the locality; or extravagant or excessive use so as to abuse one’s position or authority.
“Fraud” means the intentional deception perpetrated by an individual or individuals, or an organization or organizations, either internal or external to local government, that could result in a tangible or intangible benefit to themselves, others, or the locality or could cause detriment to others or the locality. Fraud includes a false representation of a matter of fact, whether by words or by conduct, by false or misleading statements, or by concealment of that which should have been disclosed, which deceives and is intended to deceive.
“Waste” means the intentional or unintentional, thoughtless or careless expenditure, consumption, mismanagement, use, or squandering of resources owned or operated by the locality to the detriment or potential detriment of the locality. Waste also includes incurring unnecessary costs because of inefficient or ineffective practices, systems, or controls.
According to Section 13 of County Policies and Procedures, fraud, waste and abuse include, but is not limited to:
- Neglect of duty – Noncompliance with applicable rules, laws and regulations; misuse or abuse of time during work hours.
- Misuse of County Property – Negligence in the care and handling of County property, unauthorized or inappropriate use of County property or equipment, intentional abuse or destruction of County property, theft of County property, or of another employee’s property.
- Falsification of Information – Falsification of personnel records, time records, or any other County and employee record or report.
If you have information related to suspected fraud, waste, or abuse in County of Henrico General Government or Schools operations, please report it to Internal Audit immediately. You may contact Internal Audit on the Reporting Form below: —-You may remain anonymous.
BE REASONABLY CERTAIN OF ALLEGATIONS:
Before making an allegation of fraud, waste or abuse, be reasonably certain of any claims. False allegations can have serious and negative impacts. They can also damage reputations. We believe that our responsibility for integrity, credibility and sensitivity to employee and citizen needs is a key asset.