Be proactive. Read, discuss and comply with the State of Minnesota’s Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct for all state employees. Evaluate your internal controls for effectiveness and identification of areas of operations vulnerable to fraud using periodic and ongoing risk assessment.
Follow established hiring procedures. When hiring staff Minnesota policies and procedures require a thorough background investigation, including educational and employment history as permitted by law, as well as references.
Train employees in fraud prevention. Plan and require participation in fraud prevention training to ensure all employees know the warning signs of fraud. Ensure all state employees know basic fraud prevention techniques.
Implement a fraud reporting mechanism. Fraud is most often detected by a tip. Provide anonymous reporting systems for employees, contractors, and stakeholders to help uncover more fraud.
Increase the perception of detection. Communicate regularly about anti-fraud policies, ways to report suspicions of misconduct, and the potential consequences (including termination and criminal prosecution) of fraudulent behavior.