Willamette rolls out employee ethics reporting site

by University Communications,

The new website provides a way for employees to report fraud, waste and abuse.

As part of its Fraud, Waste and Abuse Policy, Willamette has developed a new method for employees to report financial misconduct, waste or violations of policies.

Reports can now be submitted through a website hosted by NAVEX/EthicsPoint, a national leader in providing organizations with secure platforms for reporting ethical issues. Having a secure website available to employees is a best practice for organizations the size of Willamette.

All employee submissions will be reviewed by EthicsPoint, which will then route the information to the appropriate university officer or department. Submissions can be provided by employees confidentially and anonymously, should they choose.

Employees may submit reports relating to financial fraud or waste, violations of Willamette’s University Policies, safety issues and other concerns about misuse of university resources.

“We hope employees feel comfortable in approaching a supervisor or manager in instances where financial misconduct or policy violations are believed to have occurred,” says Ken Pifer, the university’s controller. “In situations where employees prefer to place reports in confidence, the EthicsPoint system offers a secure way to do so.”

As a reminder, the university maintains a bias reporting form to report incidents of discrimination, Title IX violations or bias.

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