If you wish to report allegations of waste, fraud, misconduct, mismanagement or other abuses in county or municipal government, you may use the electronic from below:

Whistle-blower

Whistle-blower status may be granted to those who report suspected acts of gross mismanagement, malfeasance, misfeasance, gross waste of public funds, or gross neglect of duty committed by an employee or agent of an agency or independent contractor. If you are granted whistle-blower status, your name and identity will remain confidential.

You can contact the Office of Inspector General at:

Office of Inspector General
P.O. Box 43586
Jacksonville, FL  32203
Phone: (904) 630-8000
Fax: (904) 630-8003
Email: InspectorGeneral@coj.net

Examples of Fraud, Waste and Abuse

Fraud

Representatives of a private, for-profit mortgage brokerage misrepresented to some of its clients that as a condition to process their applications for financial assistance, the City required them to make “donations” to a non-profit company that was operated by some of the same personnel as the for-profit mortgage brokerage.

Waste

A City leased space that it owned to non-profit entities for a nominal rate, sometimes including free utilities. During the same period, the City spent $323,000.00 to rent commercial office space to house some of its own employees.

Abuse

A City building inspector misused his position to solicit a bribe from a homeowner in order to resolve their code violation. In exchange for payment, the building inspector falsified City documents to resolve the violation.

Misconduct

City employees violated City policy over a number of years by failing to competitively procure a product, even though the product was available from a number of sources. In at least one instance, they also violated City policy by failing to obtain authorization from the City Council prior to the purchase.

Mismanagement

An oversight Commission created a significant threat to the finances of the City by failing to impose and maintain adequate internal controls over financial operations; failing to review financial reports; and failing to detect a significant number of unauthorized, unsupported, and/or inappropriate transactions for funding recipients under its jurisdiction.