Rigorous accountability standards remind all University departments and colleges of the importance of continually reviewing and improving business practices as well as establishing avenues for providing internal and external feedback. As a result, the University partnered with EthicsPoint (a third-party provider) to establish a Whistleblower Hotline. This cutting-edge reporting tool features both a traditional phone-based reporting channel as well as a confidential web-based reporting portal. Whistleblower telephone calls and web submissions are received directly by EthicsPoint – not a University employee. EthicsPoint representatives are specially trained to ensure that your concern is properly routed to University administration, and that your privacy is thoroughly respected.
Faculty and staff are encouraged to report any activity which they believe could be illegal or otherwise improper under applicable law or University policy. Examples of these activities include, but are not limited to, the following:
The Whistleblower Hotline Line supplements and complements, rather than replaces, other existing mechanisms and avenues for reporting employee concerns. The whistleblower hotline is not intended to be used as a replacement for normal supervisory reporting lines or interdepartmental interactions.
To learn more about the whistleblower hotline, or to report a concern,please visit www.hartford.ethicspoint.com. Alternatively, if you wish to reporta concern via phone, please dial (844) 256-3946.
Retaliatory action of any kind taken by an employee of the University of Hartford against any other employee or student of the institution as a result of that person's use of the Whistleblower Hotlineis prohibited by University policy, and in certain instances, by law. If an employee is concerned that another individual has retaliated in response to his/her use of the Whistleblower Hotline, then he/she is entitled to file a written complaint under the University’s grievance procedure or with the University's Internal Auditor, CC327.
Note: This statement provides a summary of the Confidential Telephone Reporting Process/ Whistle Blower Hotline. Please refer to the Staff Employment Manual, Chapter 6.02 - General Expectations (page 5) for the full policy statement.