A. Calls to the Helpline should be made in good faith and to report suspected compliance violations of any federal or state laws, Regents' Rules and UTEP policies or procedures. A few examples of typical calls are as follows:
- Misuse of University resources
- Suspected embezzlement or theft
- Questionable accounting or auditing matters
- Severe weaknesses in accounting or internal controls that could result in fraud
- Time or expense abuses
- Conflicts of interest
- Environmental and safety issues
- Computer security violations
This list is not all-inclusive; any issue that appears to be in violation of the laws, regulations and policies should be reported.
A. You are greeted by a friendly interviewer who will document your concern in detail. You don’t have to give your name and your call is not recorded. The interviewer assigns you a reference number and asks you to make one call back. The information is relayed to the Office of Institutional Compliance at UTEP who, in consultation with relevant UTEP offices, determines the appropriate handling of the issue. Using the reference number and scheduled call back date given to you by the interviewer, you call for a follow-up. You may be asked additional questions or asked to provide additional information.
That’s all it takes to speak up. In just a few minutes, you’ve done your part to make UTEP a better place to work.
UTEP's policy, in accordance with State law, prohibits retalitation against employees who, in good faith, report issues or events of non-compliance. For more information, please refer to Protection from Retaliation for Reporting Suspected Wrongdoing.