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Workplace (HR-500)

HR-520 Reporting University-Related Misconduct

Summary

Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to make good faith reports of University- related misconduct. Retaliation as a response to such disclosure will not be tolerated.

Reporting

Information of University-related misconduct of illegal, improper or dishonest acts should be reported to an employee's supervisor or other University official or other reporting mechanism established by the University. Such acts would include, but not be limited to, corruption, burglary, theft of University property, fraud, coercion, discrimination, sexual harassment, civil rights violations, misuse of University property, and conflicts of interest. Remedies to address University-related misconduct may include termination of employment, requirement of restitution and presentation of such information to the appropriate authorities for criminal prosecution.

Definition

A good faith report is the disclosure of University-related misconduct made with a belief in the truth of the information which a reasonable person could hold based upon the facts. A disclosure is not made in good faith if made with knowledge of its falsity or reckless disregard of the facts. University-related misconduct includes any activity which affects the University by a University department or by any University employee which is in violation of any state or federal law or University policy, as described in more detail in the preceding section.

Retaliation

Any threat of or attempt to penalize or retaliate against an employee for filing a good faith report or participating in the investigation of a good faith report regarding University-related misconduct will be considered a separate and distinct violation of University policy.

See Also

HR 507 Conflict of Interest, HR 508 Drug/Alcohol Abuse in the Workplace, HR 510 Sexual Harassment, HR 517 Violence in the Workplace

 

Date Created: 9/1/2007

Last Updated: 9/1/2007

 

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