Palo Alto looks to retain fraud hotline
Original post made on Apr 11, 2013
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on Apr 11, 2013 at 9:08 am
Although $2,600 is not a lot of money, given the low effective use of this resource--it seems like too much to operate a telephone account and an answering service.
Without some sense of the loss to the City by these employees, this topic seems very vague, as presented. No doubt the Auditor is going to avoid providing any meaningful evidence to the public that involves improper activities on the part of City employees.
on Apr 11, 2013 at 11:22 am
The real benefit of the hotline is that they can figure out who is squealing on them, and retaliate quickly before the allegations leave City Hall. This is the perfect system to silence whistleblowers. Only a foolish employee is going to rat out a boss or co-worker with this hotline.
on Apr 11, 2013 at 11:59 am
The Hotline sounds worthwhile, but at a cost of $450 for each time this vendor logged a call, perhaps the City should open the RFQ to more bidders or renegotiate to a per call billing structure.