Each UT System institution has implemented a compliance
hotline that provides a confidential way for employees to report instances
of suspected wrongdoing in a manner that preserves anonymity and assures
non-retaliation. In addition, UT System Policy INT123, Regents' Rules & Regulations Series 30602, 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.
Employees are encouraged to address compliance concerns through their institution's normal administrative channels. To report
suspected compliance violations of any kind, including
violations related to the ethics policy, fraud and abuse, conflicts of interest, financial reporting, internal accounting controls, or audit matters:
1. Talk to your supervisor,
2. Contact your institution's Compliance Officer or Manager or another appropriate
3. Call your institution's compliance hotline (see Institutional Compliance Hotline Numbers).
The Systemwide Compliance Program is designed to handle compliance-related issues.
However, the Systemwide Compliance Program is not
intended to handle personnel issues, such as employee grievances, complaints concerning working conditions, performance evaluations,
hours of work, wages, or merit raises. These complaints should
be addressed by talking with your supervisor or following
your institution's grievance procedures.
The Systemwide Compliance Hotline
is operated 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You can
anonymously report information to a trained professional who will ask
you questions. A report will be provided to the Systemwide Compliance
Officer within one business day of your call.
You may also report suspected fraud, waste, and abuse involving state resources to the State Auditor’s Office Hotline at 1-800-TX-AUDIT (1-800-892-8348). The State Auditor’s Office provides additional information at its website, http://sao.fraud.state.tx.us.
Hotline Numbers and Hotline Page Links