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Report Possible Misuse of Public Money or Other Resources

The Office of the Legislative Auditor (OLA) will accept all allegations concerning the possible misuse of public money and other public resources (e.g., computers, telephones, equipment, work time, etc.).  We will make a preliminary assessment of every allegation we receive to determine if an investigation by OLA is needed.  We will also consider other options, including:  (1) addressing the issue in a future audit or evaluation, (2) referring the issue to another office that can more appropriately conduct an investigation, or (3) taking no further action.  OLA is more likely to conduct an investigation if there is evidence that an individual or organization may have violated a state law, rule, or policy that governs the use of public money or other resources.

It normally takes about two weeks for OLA to complete a preliminary assessment of an allegation and decide what additional action, if any, should be taken.  If you provide us with a way to contact you, we will inform you of our decision.

You may provide information to OLA about your concern in any way you are comfortable—through a letter, telephone call, e-mail, or a personal visit to our office.  One of the best ways is by filling out this form:  Allegation Form

You may submit an allegation to OLA anonymously, but that might diminish our ability to pursue your concern.  OLA has the authority to protect your personal information if that is necessary, and you can discuss those options with us by contacting us by telephone or visiting our office.

If you decide to submit your allegation in a letter, e-mail, or OLA Allegation Form and provide us with personal information (e.g., your name, address, telephone number, etc.) please indicate on the document you send us if you want your personal information to remain private.  

You can contact OLA by telephone at 651-296-4708 or e-mail at auditor@state.mn.us.

 
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