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.

Related Story

Willamette baseball impresses as runner-up in NCAA West Regional

Bearcats enjoy record-setting season and finish just short of advancing to national championship.

Matt Steindorf throws a pitch in the regional championship
Related Story

A first-time novelist earns critical acclaim

Gabriel Tallent ’10 takes literary world by storm with debut novel “My Absolute Darling.”

Gabriel Tallent ’10
Related Story

Spanish major travels half the world

Phoebe Keever ’07 broadens her perspective and helps others during service trips.

Phoebe Keever with temples in Myanmar