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FAQ: Ethics Hotline

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  • Employee Ethics Hotline - 1. General Information

    • What should I report?

    • Who should use the Ethics Hotline?

    • Why does the Clerk & Comptroller’s office have an Ethics Hotline?

    • Why is the Clerk & Comptroller’s office using Ethical Advocate, a third-party reporting service?

  • Employee Ethics Hotline - 2. Definitions

    • What is abuse?

    • What is considered ethical misconduct?

    • What is fraud?

    • What is waste?

    • What should NOT be reported to the Ethics Hotline?

  • Employee Ethics Hotline - 3. How to File

    • How do I file a report by phone?

    • How do I file a report online?

    • How do I report a possible instance of fraud, waste, abuse or ethical misconduct?

    • Why was I asked to create a username and password?

  • Employee Ethics Hotline - 4. After a Report is Filed

    • How can I be sure that my report will remain anonymous and confidential?

    • How can I check on the status of my report or submit additional information after I’ve filed my report?

    • How does Florida’s Public Records law apply to the Ethics Hotline?

    • I’m afraid of retaliation if I file a report. Should I be?

    • What happens after I submit a report?

    • What happens if a claim is investigated and found to be true?

    • What happens if a claim is investigated and found to be untrue?