Reps. Calvey, Cleveland, Gann Welcome Whistleblower Tips
OKLAHOMA CITY – State Reps. Kevin Calvey, R - Oklahoma City, Bobby Cleveland, R - Slaughterville, and Tom Gann, R - Inola, today invited whistleblowers among state employee and vendors to email them with tips about waste, fraud and misuse of funds in all state agencies.
"Our many hardworking and diligent state employees and vendors are as concerned about wasteful state spending as most Oklahomans," said the representatives. "We encourage these whistleblowers to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, and/or firstname.lastname@example.org with tips on exposing wasteful spending. We imagine the House Special Investigative Committee as a whole will also invite such tips, and we look forward to working with other members of the committee."
Calvey noted that as a practicing lawyer for more than 23 years, and as a former Army officer with a secret security clearance, he is well aware of the importance of confidentiality.
"I will protect the privacy of all whistleblowers,” said Calvey. "That will be my priority concern, and I'm confident my colleagues will also keep sources confidential."
"In some cases a whistleblower might feel more comfortable getting information to one member of the committee rather than all 15 members," said Cleveland. "It is in that spirit of cooperation that I make this invitation"
"Our state employees and vendors are in a great position to make state spending more cost-efficient for the taxpayers, and I am eager to gain the benefit of their experience in making our tax dollars work smarter," added Gann.