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File #: ORD. 2018-337    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Adopted
File created: 12/18/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: 1/28/2019 Final action: 1/28/2019
Title: To amend and reordain City Code ?? 2-161, concerning employee disclosure of misconduct and protection from retaliation, and 2-163, concerning determinations regarding complaints, for the purpose of replacing references to "City Auditor" with "Inspector General."
Patrons: President Hilbert
Attachments: 1. Ord. No. 2018-337
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To amend and reordain City Code ?? 2-161, concerning employee disclosure of misconduct and protection from retaliation, and 2-163, concerning determinations regarding complaints, for the purpose of replacing references to "City Auditor" with "Inspector General."
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THE CITY OF RICHMOND HEREBY ORDAINS:
? 1. That sections 2-161 and 2-163 of the Code of the City of Richmond (2015), be and are hereby amended and reordained as follows:
Sec. 2-161. Procedure for disclosure.
(a) City employees are responsible for reporting instances of misconduct, including fraud, waste and abuse. An employee shall disclose all relevant information regarding evidenced misconduct to the [City Auditor] Inspector General or [his] the designee thereof within one month of the day on which he knew or reasonably should have known of the misconduct. He may contact the Office of the [City Auditor] Inspector General by way of the [audit] hot line,

through the [Auditor's] Inspector General's website, in writing or in person. The [City Auditor] Inspector General shall publicize the means by which employees may disclose information pursuant to this section.
(b) The [City Auditor] Inspector General or [his] the designee thereof shall consider the disclosure and take whatever action he determines to be appropriate under the law and circumstances of the disclosure.
(c) In the case of disclosure of misconduct involving:
(1) State funds;
(2) The Mayor;
(3) The Chief Administrative Officer;
(4) Any City Council member; or
(5) Any constitutional officer;
the [City Auditor] Inspector General shall refer the disclosure to the Auditor of Public Accounts and the Virginia State Police as required by State law.
(d) If the disclosure of misconduct results in recovery or savings by the City of money in the amount of $5,000.00 or more during one year, the City shall pay to the person who discloses the misconduct a single, non...

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