The Tooele County “Hotline Complaint Form” provides an avenue for citizens, including public employees and contractors, to report improper governmental activities including:

  • Waste or misuse of public funds, property, or manpower
  • Violations of a law, rule, or regulation applicable to the government
  • Gross mismanagement
  • Abuse of authority
  • Unethical conduct

Filing a Complaint

Complaints should be submitted in writing using the Report Fraud, Waste or Abuse Form. Complainants should also submit any evidence that supports the complaint at this time. 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. 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 use the form as a guide to ensure the necessary information is provided. Submit complaints via the following methods:

1. Fill out the Report Fraud, Waste or Abuse Form.

2. Email the County Auditor at amccoy@tooeleco.org

3. US Mail:

Tooele County Auditor
Attn: Alison McCoy
47 South Main, #204
Tooele, UT 84074

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 Office of the State Auditor (see Utah Code § 67-21-3(1)(b)(iv)(A) for more information).

Confidentiality

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. (See Utah Code Section 67-3-1(15)).

Complaints may be submitted anonymously.  However, we prefer that the complainant provide their name and phone number to allow us to ask follow-up questions, investigate the complaint thoroughly, and report the results back to the complainant.  In addition, anonymous complaints do not invoke the Whistleblower protections.