Reporting Via the Hotline

While the Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt University have many systems of checks and balances to guard against inappropriate actions by its employees, no system can guard against all wrongdoing. Therefore the Medical Center, in cooperation with the University, is unifying both hotlines to create a hotline which medical center and university faculty and staff may report apparent incidents of wrongdoing on campus that need to be addressed.

The Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s existing procedures will remain in place for anyone wishing to pursue reports or complaints through established channels. You can continue to report improper activities through your supervisor, or to the office charged with the responsibility for ensuring compliance with a specific policy.

If you wish to make a report through the combined University and Medical Center hotline, you can call 1-866-783-2287. The hotline is anonymous, independently operated and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

It is important for you to know that retaliation for voicing such concerns is a violation of Medical Center and University policy.

 

THE NETWORK IS NOT A 911 OR EMERGENCY SERVICE.

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.

 

What to Report

Examples of concerns that may be reported to The Network include:

Financial Matters
Accounting or internal control issues, fraud, theft or other financial issues
Safety
Vandalism, unsafe working conditions, environmental issues or other safety matters
Research
All issues dealing with research programs and funding
Human Resources
Confidentiality, data privacy, copyright violations or other waste or abuse of resources or information
Athletics
All issues dealing with athletic department or programs
Information Systems
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)
Protection of Minors
Non-emergency suspicious, unsafe or threatening behavior or situations involving a minor in a Vanderbilt program; personnel exhibiting behavior that violates the Code of Conduct for working with minors.

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:
1-866-783-2287

After processing the report, The Network will provide the information to designated university and/or medical center officials for appropriate action. Reports submitted to The Network will be handled promptly and discreetly. Retaliation of any kind will not be tolerated.




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