Welcome to the Wasatch Front Regional Council (WFRC) Fraud Hotline. The “WFRC Fraud Hotline” provides an avenue for citizens, including employees and contractors, to report their concerns about potentially improper WFRC activities including:
- Waste or misuse of public funds, property, or manpower
- Violations of a law, rule, or regulation applicable to the government
- Abuse of authority
- Unethical conduct
How Do I File a Complaint?
We request that complaints be submitted in writing using the guidance below. Use of this outline helps complainants effectively communicate essential information regarding the complaint to our office. Complainants should also submit any evidence that supports the complaint at this time. Due to limited resources our office is unable to accept complaints that are not specific in nature or that are not well supported by credible evidence. At a minimum, please follow the guide to ensure the necessary information is provided. Submit complaints via the following methods:
Attn: WFRC Fraud Hotline
Wasatch Front Regional Council
Attn: WFRC Fraud Hotline
41 North Rio Grande Street, Suite 103
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101
What Information and Data Do I Need to Provide?
An important step in establishing the significance of reported concerns is to provide credible information and substantiated data with each concern. Essential information includes specifics on ‘who, what, where, when’ as well as any other details that may be important such as information on other witnesses, documents, and pertinent evidence.
Providing specific examples and documentation that directly support the reported allegations will increase the likelihood that WFRC will be able to pursue and address the complainant’s concerns. If the complaint is too broad, vague, or unsubstantiated, we will not be able to perform an effective investigation and the complaint will likely be declined.
Complaint Submission Guidance
We request you submit your concern(s) using the formatted questions below.
Complainant Name or Anonymous:
Phone number/e-mail address:
- What is the assertion of fraudulent activity?
- When and where did the event(s) take place? Please include dates, time, and frequency.
- Are there any other persons who might provide information or who witnessed the event? If so, what are their names, positions, and their contact information?
- Is there evidence that can be examined or documentation that can be reviewed? (Please provide any documentation you have)
- How do you know about the alleged fraudulent action? Did you see it occur? Did you see documentation indicating it occurred? Did you hear about it from someone else?
Please attach to the email or U.S. Postal Service submittal supporting documentation, details, and ANY and ALL other information available to support the complaints or concerns.
Do I Qualify for Whistleblower Protection?
Utah Code § 67-21-3 prohibits public employers from taking adverse action against their employees for reporting government waste or violations of law in good faith, to the appropriate authorities. A public entity employee, public body employee, legislative employee, or judicial employee, is presumed to have communicated in good faith if they have given written notice or otherwise formally communicated the conduct to the WFRC Fraud Hotline (see Utah Code § 67-21-3(1)(a) for more information).
Will My Identity Be Protected?
The identity of the complainant is considered protected information under the Utah Government Records Access and Management Act (GRAMA) and will be kept confidential if requested by the complainant.
Complaints may be submitted anonymously to the Fraud Hotline. However, we prefer that the complainant provide their name and contact information to allow us to ask follow-up questions, investigate the complaint thoroughly, and report the results back to the complainant.