Waste and Abuse Hotline
Since October 1983, the Comptroller of the Treasury has provided
a toll-free hotline for reporting fraud, waste and abuse of government
funds and property. Periodicals throughout Tennessee publish
information to alert citizens to the hotline and to encourage
them to report wasteful, inefficient or fraudulent activities.
In addition, all state agencies, as well as those agencies receiving
community grant funds, are required to call attention to the
hotline by displaying in a prominent place signs with the following
If you observe an agency director or employee engaging in any
activity which you consider to be illegal, improper or wasteful,
please call the State Comptroller's Toll-Free Hotline:
Please click on the phrase below to be directed to the
online reporting form.
Calls and online submissions to the hotline should concern allegations
of fraud, waste, and abuse. Substantive notifications, may concern
a wide range of entities, including municipalities, counties
and state agencies and departments. In the event of nonsubstantive
notifications, such as requests for assistance or information,
the reporting party may be referred to the appropriate agency
or department for assistance.