The following are examples of acts that should be reported.

Fraud

  • Theft or misappropriation of funds, supplies, property, or other University resources
  • Forgery or alteration of documents
  • Unauthorized alteration or manipulation of computer files
  • Falsification of reports to management or external agencies
  • Authorizing or receiving compensation for hours not worked

Waste

  • Excessive or unnecessary purchases, e.g., supplies or equipment purchased that are not used in a timely fashion
  • Wasteful or unnecessary use of University resources, e.g., extravagant travel or entertainment expenses

Abuse

  • Pursuit of a benefit or advantage in violation of the University’s Conflict of Interests policy, FI0125)
  • Using University equipment for personal gain
  • Directing subordinates to do work that is not related to University work, e.g., requiring subordinates to do personal tasks

Compliance

  • Violations of any federal, state or local regulations, e.g., safety regulations, HIPAA privacy rules
  • Violations of the University’s fiscal policies
  • Any form of retaliation for reporting

Think Before You Speak

Employees who report acts to the compliance hotline must have a reasonable, good faith basis to make the report.