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Employees at any organizational level can report suspected illegal, unethical, or otherwise inappropriate behavior, or actions that may not comply with the department’s Internal Control Plan (ICP) or policies and statutes (this may be a referral to another state entity’s hotline).
There are several specific statewide hotlines available to both the public and employees that are anonymous and are staffed by individuals trained in receiving such information:
Office of the Inspector General (800) 322-1323 to report suspected fraud, waste or abuse in government.
Office of the Attorney General—Fair Labor Helpline (617) 727-3465 to report violations of minimum wage and overtime laws and requirement for timely payment of wages.
Division of Unemployment Assistance (800) 354-9927 to report unreported wages or persons collecting benefits while working.
Office of the State Auditor (617) 727-6200 for state agencies to report variances, shortages or thefts of funds or property.
Public Employee Retirement Administration Commission (PERAC) (800) 445-3266
If you have reason to believe that public pension fraud may have occurred or is about to occur, notify PERAC’s Fraud Prevention Unit. You can call (800) 445-3266, file a written Referral Report of Potential Fraud, or email PensionFraud@per.state.ma.us