The University is committed to the highest standards of ethical conduct and encourages employees and others to report any dishonest or improper act (i.e., one that violates the law, wastes money, or endangers public health or safety). Employees are encouraged to report suspected improprieties to their supervisor or to a higher level if the supervisor is involved. If a crime has been committed, it should be reported immediately to University Police at 585-2677.
For the past few years the University’s Internal Audit Department has administered an ethics and compliance hotline to provide an additional avenue for employees to report suspected problems. The University recently selected EthicsPoint, a private contractor, to administer the hotline. The EthicsPoint service offers the advantages of independence, confidentiality, and better availability (24 hours per day, 7 days per week). Hotline reports may now be made online at www.ethicspoint.com or by calling (888) 206-6025.