Announcement: Columbus Consolidated Government Anonymous Hotline

Lighthouse Services will provide anonymous ethics and compliance hotline for all employees of the Columbus Consolidated Government. The purpose of the service is to ensure that any employee wishing to submit a report anonymously can do so without the fear of retribution.

Employees are encouraged to use the hotline service in cases where their anonymity is desired.

Lighthouse Services toll free number and other methods of reporting are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for use by employees and staff.

  • Website: www.lighthouse-services.com/columbusga
  • Mobile App: Anonymous Reporting (Keyword: columbusga)
  • Telephone:
    • English Speaking USA and Canada: (833) 984-6669 (not available from Mexico)
    • Spanish Speaking North America: (800) 216-1288 (from Mexico user must dial 001-800-800-216-1288)
  • Email: reports@lighthouse-services.com
  • Fax: (215) 689-3885 (must include company name with report)

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To safeguard the City's assets by evaluating internal control systems and compliance thereof, audit departments and activities on a scheduled or unannounced basis; deter theft and malfeasance by providing an audit presence.


Operate the Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Hotline to identify potential fraud and malfeasance within the consolidated government, while providing protection to the whistleblower, consistent with Georgia law.


To increase audit productivity through use of standardized audit programs, where feasible, and the use of data mining software to identify aberrant transactions for further investigation, and analyze audit findings and data to provide solutions for improvement of operational and/or budgetary efficiency and effectiveness.

Donna L. McGinnis, CPA, CFE

Internal Auditor
Compliance Officer