Online Reporting System Aims to Collect Agency’s
OKLAHOMA CITY – July 17, 2008 – Oklahoma citizens, state employees, and state vendors can now report allegations of fraud, waste, or mismanagement of the Department of Central Services’ (DCS) programs or funds by any person, agency, state employer or supplier utilizing a new online reporting system located at https://www.ok.gov/dcs/SFARA/index.php.
“This new online reporting system is going to help streamline our processes, not only in the auditing department, but in the whole of DCS,” said John Richard, Director of the Department of Central Services. “The more feedback we get from individuals the better we can improve the service we deliver to Oklahoma.”
Typical questions or allegations that can be reported through this new reporting system may include generic service complaints, misuse of state property or funds by an employee, complaints for which no grievance can be filed, allegations of fraud, waste, mismanagement of DCS programs or funds, or misconduct and failure to follow established DCS procedures. The DCS Systems of Integrity and Accountability committee will process the complaints, conduct appropriate inquiries, reviews or audits, and make recommendations for action or referral to appropriate state officials. Actions will emphasize program improvements necessary to achieve DCS core values of service, integrity and quality.
The online reporting system is a product of a partnership between DCS and OK.gov, Oklahoma’s Official Web site managed by the eGovernment firm, NIC Inc. (Nasdaq: EGOV).
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