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UT Tyler Compliance Office

UT Tyler Compliance Ethics Hotline

The objective of the Compliance/Ethics Line is to provide a confidential way for employees to report instances of suspected non-compliance such as fraud, theft, or other unethical behavior in the workplace and to report issues of questionable accounting, internal accounting controls, or auditing matters. Employees should use the Compliance/Ethics Line when they are not satisfied with their supervisors’ response to a compliance issue or if they fear retaliation by their supervisors. Under normal circumstances, however, compliance issues should be addressed through normal administrative channels. Note: The Compliance Program is not intended for handling employee grievances, such as complaints concerning working conditions, performance evaluations, hours of work, wages, or merit raises, and only compliance-related issues will be investigated.

Compliance/Ethics Line telephone number: 1.877.507.7318

Process. The Compliance/Ethics line is answered by a contracted company. The information is taken from the caller and a report is sent to three designated University employees within one business day.

Confidentiality. Employees who call the Compliance/Ethics Line may remain anonymous. If the caller requests anonymity, no attempt shall be made to identify the caller. Information provided by the caller shall be treated as confidential and privileged to the extent permitted by applicable law.

Non-retaliation. Employees who call the hotline shall not be retaliated against. On the other hand, employees who intentionally and maliciously use the hotline to make false allegations shall be subject to disciplinary actions.

Alternative reporting method

UT Tyler employees can also report suspected non-compliance issues and remain anonymous through the US mail. If using this method, be specific and provide details regarding the issue in question.

The Compliance/Ethics Box address
The Compliance/Ethics Box at UT Tyler
P. O. Box 131292
Tyler, TX 75713-1292

You may also report fraud, waste, and abuse to the State Auditor's Office Hotline at 1-800-TX-AUDIT (1.800.892.8348). The State Auditor's Office provides additional information on their website.