Reporting Via the Hotline

While the University of Georgia has many systems of checks and balances to guard against inappropriate actions by its employees, no system can guard against all wrongdoing. Therefore, in cooperation with the Board of Regents, the University is establishing a hotline as one way through which faculty and staff may report apparent incidents of wrongdoing on campus that need to be addressed.

The University of Georgia’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 University, you should contact one of the following offices:

Equal Opportunity Office - (706) 542-7912
Human Resources - (706) 542-2621
Office of Legal Affairs - (706) 542-0006
Controller’s Office - (706) 542-6860
Internal Auditing Division - (706) 542-1494
Research Integrity Office - (706) 542-5939

If you wish to make a report through the University hotline, you can call 1-877-516-3467. The University 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 University policy.

Reports involving allegations of harassment and/or discrimination that fall within the University of Georgia Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy should be reported directly to the Equal Opportunity Office in keeping with that 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)

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:
1-877-516-3467

File a Report Online

After processing the report, The Network will provide the information to designated university 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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