Monday, July 7, 2008
Metro asking for anonymous tips about fraud, inefficiency
By MICHAEL CASS • Staff Writer (Tennessean)• July 7, 2008 Metro Nashville has started using an Internet- and phone-based system to solicit tips from employees and citizens about government fraud, waste and abuse, as well as ways to run the city more efficiently. The SilentWhistle program allows people to submit tips anonymously to a toll-free phone number or at http://nashville.silentwhistle.com. Metro Auditor Mark Swann said the program, run by a company called Allegiance Inc., has received about 30 tips since city employees started getting an e-mail with an endorsement from Mayor Karl Dean on Wednesday. OAS_AD('ArticleFlex_1'); Metro is paying Salt Lake City-based Allegiance $8,400 for a one-year pilot program, Swann said.