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UT Tyler Compliance Office

UT Tyler Compliance Ethics Hotline

The purpose of the Compliance/Ethics Line is to provide a confidential mechanism for employees or students to report instances of suspected non-compliance such as fraud, theft, academic fraud or dishonesty, or other unethical behavior in the workplace or classroom and to report issues of questionable accounting, internal accounting controls or auditing matters.

Employees may 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. Only compliance related issues will be investigated, all other complaints should be handled through normal administrative channels.

The Compliance/Ethics Line is not intended for (i) handling employee grievances, such as complaints concerning working conditions, performance evaluations, hours of work, wages or merit raises; or (ii) student academic grievances or complaints which do not involve suspected fraud or dishonesty (these types of complaints will be addressed under the university's student and academic policies). 

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 or students 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 or students who call the hotline shall not be retaliated against. However, intentional misuse of the hotline to make false or malicious allegations will not be tolerated and may subject the caller to disciplinary actions.

Alternative reporting method

UT Tyler employees or students 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

Suspected fraud, waste or abuse may also be reported 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. 

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