The EthicsPoint Reporting System

The Reporting System is confidential, easy to use, and always available.  The System is operated by the third party provider which specializes in this type of sources. To report issues via the internet, you simply log on to the website and fill in important information fields regarding the nature of your question. If you choose to call instead, dial the hotline number to speak with a live operator, who will ask those important questions. Calls are toll-free and both methods are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The hotline is intended primarily for use by county employees concerned with facing retaliation for reporting. Public citizens are strongly encouraged to file a written complaint.

Regardless as to which method you choose, the System will prepare a report and forward it to the County’s Ethics Officer for review and, if necessary, investigation.

You may provide your name and contact information if you wish, but in most cases, it is not necessary. Instead of identifying you by name, the System will assign you a report number, a PIN and a contact date. If you think of something else or additional events occur after you’ve completed your initial repot number PIN. If we need additional information from you to resolve your report, the System will ask for it then.

  • Contact us at any time to speak up about such issues as:
  • Theft, fraud or any other form of dishonesty
  • Accounting or financial irregularities
  • Violence or threatening behavior
  • Violations of laws, regulations, policies or procedures

Please note that the Reporting System is not a substitute for communication between you and your supervisor. EthicsPoint operators will not be able to answer your questions directly. If you have questions, concerns or suggestions about normal operating procedures, please raise them directly to your supervisor.

Your immediate supervisor is a large part of the team. Part of his or her role is to maintain an open door, and he or she is often the best option for discussing concerns of an ethical nature. If, however, you have tried your immediate supervisor or, if you believe that opening his or her door might be inappropriate in this case, you can report ethical misconduct or simply get more information by logging on to or by calling our Reporting System.

Only by working together as a team to protect our values can we build a successful organization. Your role on the team is simple: speak up if you know of or suspect any unethical behavior. Our role is to listen and to act to correct the situations you bring to light. Contact us via the hotline.

Online: www.co.dekalb.ethicspoint.com
Phone: 855-224-8216
Confidential, Easy-to-Use and Always Available