Red Flags Reported? Respond with These Seven Steps
Public school districts can face many different types of fraudulent schemes, and perpetrators could come from any level in the organization. The damage done to your district and your budget by fraud, waste, abuse and corruption can be enormous: not just financial loss, but also losses in organizational effectiveness, reputation, credibility and public confidence. If one of your accounts payable staff reported a series of suspicious transactions, would your employees know what to do next? Early missteps in responding could create human resources issues; worse, mistakes could jeopardize a future criminal prosecution, if one becomes necessary.