The Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency receives an average of 49 complaints per month in the first half of 2023

Valencia, August 4, 2023.- During the first half of 2023, the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency has received a total of 295 complaints, which represents an average of 49 complaints per month. Likewise, this represents an increase of 30% with respect to the complaints filed in the same period of the previous year when the number of complaints was 226.
The number of complaints filed with the Agency continues to increase, so in 2020 226 complaints were filed; In 2021, 359 complaints were reached and in 2022 there were 453. Therefore, in this first half of 2023, more complaints have already been filed with the Agency than in the whole of 2020.
With regard to the matters to which re-submitted complaints are subjected, those relating to human resources management are the most numerous, representing a total of 44 per cent (131 complaints). In second place, there are those that refer to public procurement that represent 11% of cases (33 complaints) and in third place urban planning with 9% of cases (28 complaints).
Of the 131 complaints filed, 97 of them (33 per cent) relate to personnel selection and provision procedures.
The channel most used by complainants again has been the Agency’s complaints mailbox, representing 88% of the cases, that is, 261 of the 295 complaints filed have done so in this way. Email, with 19 complaints (6%), has been the second most used channel.
With regard to the management of the files opened by the Agency until June 30, 244 files had been resolved and 31 final investigation resolutions have been published, which can be consulted on the Agency’s website at this link:
It should also be noted that during this first half of 2023 the Agency has received 5 new commissions for expert reports from different judicial bodies and prosecutors, while during this same period 6 expert reports have been completed. In total, the Agency has been commissioned to produce 29 expert reports in criminal proceedings, which demonstrates the close collaboration maintained with the judicial bodies.
As an example of this close collaboration, it should be noted that on June 19 the Agency signed an agreement with the Attorney General’s Office that aims to strengthen the common functions and purposes that exist between both institutions.

AVAF gives the inaugural conference of a symposium on Law 2/2023 at the Universitat d’Alacant


Teresa Clemente, deputy director of Legal Assumptions of the AVAF, has continued to be in charge of giving the inaugural conference of the Symposium “La Llei 2/2023, of February 20, regulating the protection of people who report on normative and legal infractions against corruption. Analysis and critical assessment” held at the Universitat d’Alacant.

“The legislation for the protection of whistleblowers and its impact on the Valencian Community” has followed the conference held by the AVAF. The participants of the symposium in person and online have had the opportunity to learn in detail about the work of the Valencian Antifrau Agency in terms of protection of corruption whistleblowers since its creation in 2016.

The conference was directed by Josep Ochoa, tenured professor of Administrative Law and director of the Chair of Good Governance and Transparency of the Generalitat Valenciana at the Universitat d’Alacant and Teresa López, tenured professor of Law Processal UA. Director of the Agreement UA- Ministry of Justice, Interior and Public Administration.

The Consell Jurídic Consultiu and the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency sign a collaboration protocol for the implementation of their complaint boxes and protection of whistleblowers of corruption

Valencia, July 19, 2023.- The president of the Consell Jurídic Consultiu, Margarita Soler, and the director of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency, Joan Llinares, have signed a collaboration protocol between both institutions with the aim of complying with the requirements of the new Law 2/2023 on the protection of whistleblowers, better known as the Whistleblowing law.

Among the actions that will be implemented within the framework of this collaboration is that the Consell Jurídic Consultiu will provide as an external channel of communication the Agency’s complaints mailbox that will appear in a visible place on its website.

The Agency shall assist and advise on the implementation of the technology necessary to connect to the Agency’s reporting box; in the establishment of the internal information channel, in measures of support and protection for whistleblowers of corruption and in the realization of training actions.