Placer County makes it easier to report fraud

Placer County now has a way for employees to anonymously report suspected fraud, waste and abuse.

Supervisors approved a $6,500 contract with Convercent, a compliance services provider, so workers can make a report by phone or online 24/7.

The contract, as well as the county’s whistleblower program, will be managed by the auditor-controller’s office. 

The whistleblower hotline service will only be available to Placer County employees initially, but is planned to expand to the public. The hotline is expected to be available in early March.