Reporting Fraud, Waste or Abuse in Texas

Anyone can report fraud, waste or abuse involving state and federal resources or concerning Texas public schools and Education Service Centers.

The State Auditor’s Office (SAO) investigates allegations of fraud, waste or abuse related to funds from the following:

  • The General Appropriations Act – expenditures by state agencies, colleges and universities or use of state grant money
  • Federal Stimulus or American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)
  • Hurricane Ike relief funds 

To report fraud, waste, or abuse, call the SAO Hotline at 1-800-TX-AUDIT (892-8348) or visit the SAO Fraud Hotline website.

Reports of fraud may also be mailed to:

State Auditor’s Office
Attn: SIU
P.O. Box 12067
Austin, TX 78711-2067 

Complaints to TEA

The Texas Education Agency accepts reports of fraud involving state and federal programs and funds, including information or data report to TEA used for school accountability purposes.

To report fraud, send a written complaint to:

Texas Education Agency
Attn.: Correspondence Management
1701 N. Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701-1494

or email

Additional information about how to file a complaint can be found on the General Complaints webpage. Answers to frequently asked questions about the TEA complaints process also provide useful information.