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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
4/4/2020

1VAC42-30-30. Fraud and Abuse Whistle Blower Protection Act Program and Reward Fund Notification.

A. Annually, the State Inspector General will communicate with all state agency heads. The communication will:

1. Publicize the WBPA Program and fund.

2. Explain the protections afforded to individuals who report instances of wrongdoing or abuse committed within executive branch agencies and nonstate agencies.

3. Notify state agency heads of relevant statutory amendments or program changes.

4. Contain the requirements for reporting allegations to OSIG and the incentives under the WBPA Program.

5. Clarify pertinent differences between the WBPA Program and the hotline regarding the rules governing anonymity and confidentiality.

6. Provide available materials to assist agency heads in promoting the WBPA Program and fund, as well as available training for Commonwealth employees regarding the WBPA Program and fund.

B. Annually, OSIG will publicize the WBPA Program and fund on the OSIG website and to Commonwealth citizens through the distribution of a news release to Virginia media, as well as to state employees through an electronic communication in partnership with the Department of Human Resource Management. The communication will:

1. Contain the requirements for reporting allegations to OSIG and the incentives under the WBPA Program.

2. Clarify pertinent differences between the WBPA Program and the hotline regarding the rules governing anonymity and confidentiality.

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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