There may be instances when you suspect that a UTEP employee's conduct is not in compliance with applicable laws, rules, regulations, and policies. The Compliance Helpline is a confidential alternative for reporting suspected unethical or inappropriate activity, including financial reporting, internal accounting controls, audit matters, waste, and violations of any federal or state laws or University policy.
While you are encouraged to report these issues directly to your immediate supervisor or to the appropriate UTEP administrator, UTEP recognizes that this may not always be an option and has made the Compliance Helpline available for this reason.
UTEP’s compliance helpline is operated by an outside vendor. All calls or online reports are accepted by the helpline and reported to UTEP’s Office of Institutional Compliance. The compliance helpline is operated 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You can report information anonymously to a trained professional who will ask you questions. All reports are investigated and addressed as appropriate. The Office of Institutional Compliance will protect the confidentiality and anonymity of those making a report to the extent provided by law.
You may also make an anonymous report online usingThe Network's Web Reporting System.
UTS131 - Protection from Retaliation for Reporting Suspected Wrongdoing and state law prohibit retaliation against any employee who, in good faith, reports an instance of suspected wrongdoing or participates in an investigation pertaining to allegations of wrongdoing.
In addition, you may also report fraud, waste, or abuse by calling the State Auditor’s Office Hotline at 1-800-TX-AUDIT (1-800-892-8348). The State Auditor's Office provides additional information, including a form to report fraud, waste, or abuse, at http://sao.fraud.state.tx.us.