On the street, they are called snitches. To law enforcement, they are informants.

The Government Accountability Office consider them good citizens.

These are the folks from whom the GAO wants to get information about people who are cheating the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act, which provides benefits to those injured on the job.

“Specifically, GAO is looking for information on cases in which federal employees are currently abusing workers compensation benefits,” says an agency press release.

“For example, fraud schemes might include a beneficiary working a second job, overstating their workers’ compensation claim, or collecting benefits for a deceased individual. Anyone with information regarding fraud or abuse of the FECA program by federal employees is encouraged to contact us at workerscompfraud@gao.gov. All information about individuals who contact us will be kept confidential.


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