Tips for Reporting Fraud, Waste, and Abuse
The following are examples of information you may be able to provide. These documents may be submitted through standard mail, or e-mail:
- Type of funds or programs involved and the applicable restrictions, rules, or regulations that relate to them.
- What the individual(s) did; include anything done to avoid detection.
- Names of the individual(s) involved, including position, organization address, and telephone number.
- Date(s) of the misconduct or wrongdoing.
- Record, or other documentation to support or validate the concern
When providing information concerning a contractor or grantee fraud, it is helpful to provide the:
- Name and address of the sub and primary contractors, including the responsible official.
- Nature of the wrongdoing (E.g., Intentional misuse of funds for other purposes, cost misappropriation, or conflict of interest).
- Bid, contract, or grant numbers
- Date of the contract or grant award.
- Cost and terms of the contract.
Here is a list of other links that may be more appropriate to directly address your concerns:
- Bureau of Proprietary School Supervision (oversees non-degree granting proprietary schools in New York State)
- Office of College and University Evaluation
- US Office for Civil Rights
- New York State Attorney General (Consumer Fraud)
- Higher Education Services Corporation (Student Financial Aid)
- NYSED (File a 310 appeal to NYSED Commissioner)