The New York State Education Department (NYSED) is interested in information pertaining to fraud, waste, abuse, or mismanagement of local, state, or federal education funds (including information on vendors who receive education funds). Both the Board of Regents and the Commissioner of Education take these concerns very seriously. Once an allegation of fraud, waste, or abuse is received, NYSED will take the following actions:
Conduct a preliminary assessment, with one of the following three results:
- Begin audit or review;
- Refer to another agency/authority; or
- Close the case.
Individuals who make an allegation are not required to identify themselves; they may remain anonymous. In such cases, NYSED will assess the information provided, given the constraints of an anonymous contact.