What Should I Report?
The following are examples of acts that should be reported.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.