Can I be retaliated against?

No. The City strictly prohibits retaliation for reporting suspected Fraud, Waste, or Abuse (FWA). City Directive Administration 8 states: The City will not tolerate any retaliation against an individual for reporting FWA or for cooperating, giving testimony, or participating in any manner in an audit/investigation, proceeding, or hearing.

You are also protected by state law. Local Government Code Title 5, Subtitle A, Chapter 554.002 states a local governmental entity like the City cannot suspend, terminate, or take adverse personnel action against someone who in good faith reports a violation of the law.

If you feel you are the victim of retaliation:

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1. Is the hotline for City employees only?
2. How do I report Fraud, Waste, or Abuse (FWA)?
3. Where does the hotline ring?
4. Is the hotline confidential?
5. How much evidence do I need to make a report?
6. What can I report?
7. Will my manager be informed of my call?
8. Can I be retaliated against?
9. Who performs the investigation?
10. When will I find out the results of my complaint?