Report Fraud, Waste, and Abuse

Why Reporting is Important

The university is committed to the highest standards of ethical conduct and encourages employees and others to report any dishonest or improper act by an employee.  By taking upon ourselves to report malicious activities we are helping to ensure the university will accomplish it mission and protect the reputation of this great institution. All employees should report suspicious acts to their supervisor, or directly to a higher level if the supervisor is involved. All employees are expected to promptly report any suspected fiscal misconduct, whether by members of the university community or by persons outside the university, but involving university resources to Audit Services. Please review the Fiscal Misconduct Policy for additional information. Fiscal Misconduct Policy (PDF)

If you are uncomfortable reporting to management, the university offers two easy, confidential mechanisms to report activities that may involve misconduct or Violations of University Policy.

  1. You may call the Compliance Hotline toll free at 1-877-852-1167 and a trained risk specialist will document your information and generate a written report to the Institutional Compliance Office.  Instances of fiscal misconduct will be forwarded to Audit Services.
  2. You may also write your own report via the "Compliance Helpline reporting" option on ULink under the External Links section of the Faculty/Staff tab.

The Compliance Hotline, is provided by a third party vendor, is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and deals with all aspect of the University's regulatory compliance.

Dishonest or Improper Acts Include, but not limited to:

  • Forgery or alteration of documents (checks, promissory notes, time and attendance records, independent contractor agreements, purchase orders, budgets, etc.).
  • Misrepresentation of information on documents
  • Misuse, Mismanagement, or misappropriation of funds, securities, supplies, or any other asset (including equipment)
  • Improprieties in the handling or reporting of money transactions
  • Authorizing or receiving payments for goods not received or services not performed
  • Authorizing or receiving payments for hours not worked
  • Theft of University property
  • Falsification of documents or reports
  • Any apparent violation of Federal, State, or local laws
  • Any similar or related activity