Welcome to Lynchburg Works,

We are a platform to enable public employees to blow the whistle on corruption, waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement in the City of Lynchburg. We will work to shield your identity while still exposing problems that affect Lynchburg taxpayers and the well-being of the community.  Once we have independently verified all claims we will publish all discovered facts and documents about the issue at hand. 

We particularly are interested in hearing from:

  • Public School Employees & Teachers
  • Public Safety Employees
  • Public Works Employees
  • City Administration
  • Financial Services

Our Process

We will independently verify all claims made through this platform before publishing. Where ever possible please provide a means in which to verify any/all claims such as a specific FOIA request.

File a Claim With Lynchburg Works

Please use the form below to file a claim with Lynchburg Works.

We HIGHLY RECOMMEND you access this website and submit the form from your personal device and on your own personal wifi or cellular network. While we will work to shield your identity, Lynchburg Works is NOT RESPONSIBLE for any consequences you incur as a result of sending us this whistleblower claim.  

How We Protect You:

  • First and foremost we do not require your name, email, or other personally identifiable information. In fact, we would rather not have it. If we don’t know who you are, we can’t answer when we are asked. 
  • Our website is encrypted with industry-standard 256 bit SSL encryption. This protects your data as it is transferred through the cloud so that it can not be intercepted. 
  • We do not keep visitor logs on our website. While we do have an “anomalized analytics tool” (visitor counter) we do NOT use tracking cookies or log IPs that could be used to reverse engineer who you are.
  • You are in control of what we share. 
  • We ask that you do NOT share personally privileged information with us that would violate any laws. This includes information that would fall under FERPA and HIPAA regulations. WE WILL NOT publish this type of content and if it is received we will delete it off our servers. 
  • We verify all documents independently. This means that while we request you provide “source documents” for us to start an investigation. We will not use/publish these. Instead, we will write our own FOIA request, or collect evidence through other legal means. This layer of protection both allows us to verify your claim but also allows us to be the source of any material published. 

Claim Form

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Please describe how an investigator could locate supporting documentation or attach a copy of evidence that you have already in your possession. You should NOT ATTEMPT TO OBTAIN evidence for which you do not have a right of access, as such, whistleblowers are “reporting parties” not investigators
Please upload any files that you have to support your claims. You should NOT ATTEMPT TO OBTAIN evidence for which you do not have a right of access, as such, whistleblowers are “reporting parties” not investigators. (Supported Formats: jpg, gif, png, pdf, doc, docx, xlsx, csv)
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Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png, pdf, doc, docx, xlsx, csv, Max. file size: 8 MB, Max. files: 5.
    Please provide us helpful information in which to obtain the files legally. This includes FOIA. For example. If the file contains a specific / unique keyword or phrase what is that keyword? If the file is a communication who was that communication from/to and what type of communication was it (email, instant message, memo, text message). What date was the document distributed?
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