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 runs thousands of hotlines across the country.  The Ethics Office is the administrator of the hotline and no person in the County, other than the Ethics Officer and the Independent Auditor’s Office, has access to the hotline.  Again, no one in the administration of the County has access to the hotline.

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 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 you can use your report number and  PIN to add information. If we need additional information from you to resolve your report, the System will ask for it.

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
  • Conflict of Interest

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. 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 EthicsPoint.

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