HISD’s actions reflect a growing trend in using software to help ensure not only e-Rate compliance , but also school and district compliance to a number of policies—from accounting practices and fraud reporting to bullying and crime on school grounds.

PublicSchoolWORKS, whose products include a bullying reporting mechanism that enables school employees and students to anonymously report bullying and ensure that proper follow-up action is taken, recently introduced a Fraud Reporting System as a part of its EmployeeSafe Suite.

The Fraud Reporting System lets district employees anonymously report ethical issues, accounting contradictions, and fraudulent behavior they might observe. The system tracks each report from its submission through its investigation.

“When employees know what constitutes fraud, they are more likely to steer clear of the action. At the same time, giving employees the tools to make reports anonymously empowers them to take control of a situation before it gets out of hand,” said Tom Strasburger, vice president of PublicSchoolWORKS.

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