Maintaining A Tradition of Excellence
Since inception, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia has been committed to upholding the highest ethical standards and conducting our operations honestly, honorably and legally. One of my priorities is to preserve an environment that promotes integrity, scholarly activity and workplace productivity.
Each member of our community has a responsibility to follow university policies and procedures, adhere to applicable laws and regulations and speak up when we see or suspect misconduct. If you have concerns about possible unethical behavior or noncompliance with Board of Regents policy, I encourage you to speak to your supervisor, department chair or central personnel to solicit their support and help.
If you feel uncomfortable speaking up within your department or human resources, we offer another option for anonymously voicing your concerns. We have retained the services of The Network, a leading, third-party hotline provider to for those who wish to speak up but prefer to remain anonymous. This service from The Network allows you to communicate your concerns via telephone or Web report 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, without fear of retaliation. The hotline is a valuable resource for putting integrity into action every day.
We look to you to carry on the traditions and ethical practices built over decades by people like you. Help uphold our tradition of excellence. What we do now and how we do it will preserve this legacy for future generations. Thank you for doing your part.
It’s more than just a Hotline through which individuals can report issues of suspected fraud, waste or abuse. We want to also solicit questions, comments and feedback about areas which could be streamlined and made more efficient and effective.
Your input is essential to ensure that your school maintains a positive, productive workplace. This is your system and we encourage you to use it – together we will achieve excellence.
Hank M. Huckaby
What to Report
Examples of concerns that may be reported to The Network include:
Accounting or internal control issues, fraud, theft or other financial issues
Vandalism, unsafe working conditions, environmental issues or other safety matters
All issues dealing with research programs and funding
Misrepresentation of credentials, academic dishonesty or other academic violations
Confidentiality, data privacy, copyright violations or other waste or abuse of resources or information
All issues dealing with athletic department or programs
Activities related to hacking, password sharing, unauthorized access to systems or networks, software copyright violations
|Stimulus Act Abuse
Mismanagement, misuse and/or waste of funds allocated under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (including abuse of authority, unfair competition practices, health and safety risks and retaliation against whistleblowers)
How to Report
If you see or suspect unethical or illegal behavior, you may report your concerns anonymously by contacting The Network:
Call toll-free 24 hours a day, 7 days a week:
Upon receipt of the report, The Network will provide the information to the Board of Regents for investigation and follow up. Reports submitted to The Network will be handled promptly and discreetly. Retaliation of any kind will not be tolerated.
THE NETWORK IS NOT A 911
|Do not use this site to report events presenting an immediate threat to life or property. Reports submitted through this service may not receive an immediate response. If you require emergency assistance, please contact your local authorities.|