Attitudes toward Whistle-Blowing Hotlines
Flesher, Dale L., National Forum
How would you feel if your employer set up a whistle-blowing hotline and encouraged all employees to report their fellow workers who were stealing from the organization, or who were operating inefficiently? Many organizations, both public and private, are doing exactly that. Surprisingly, the results have been quite favorable. Honest employees have not felt threatened by such hotlines, and the reports that have been made through the hotlines have saved companies millions of dollars.
The United States General Accounting Office (GAO) established a nationwide whistle-blowing hotline in 1979 to combat fraud, waste, and abuse in federal expenditures. That …
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Publication information: Article title: Attitudes toward Whistle-Blowing Hotlines. Contributors: Flesher, Dale L. - Author. Magazine title: National Forum. Volume: 79. Issue: 2 Publication date: Spring 1999. Page number: 5+. © 1999 Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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