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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 1. Administration
Agency 42. Office of the State Inspector General
Chapter 30. Fraud and Abuse Whistle Blower Reward Fund
3/28/2020

1VAC42-30-20. Office of the State Inspector General Responsibilities.

A. OSIG is responsible for administering the WBPA Program and fund and the following tasks:

1. Notifying annually Commonwealth employees, citizens, and governmental bodies, including state agencies, of the WBPA Program and fund regulations and procedures for submitting information regarding wrongdoing or abuse.

2. Protecting the identity of Commonwealth employees and citizens who make allegations of wrongdoing or abuse through the WBPA Program. OSIG will keep this information confidential to the extent allowed by law.

3. Conducting appropriate investigations and preparing official reports.

4. Receiving and evaluating fund claims.

5. Ensuring payment of approved fund moneys to whistle blowers.

6. Submitting an annual report on WBPA Program activities to the Governor and General Assembly.

7. Notifying individuals making allegations of the possible incentives as a result of moneys recovered and available through the fund.

B. OSIG is responsible for assigning, coordinating, and investigating alleged wrongdoing or abuse reported to OSIG under the WBPA Program. OSIG may work with executive branch agency internal audit directors, executive branch agency hotline coordinators, or representatives of public bodies when performing WBPA Program investigations.

Statutory Authority

§ 2.2-3014 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 35, Issue 20, eff. June 27, 2019.

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