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Ethics Hotline remains available to campus

Hotline used to report employee misconduct


Kathryn Chambers Gilmore, chief audit executive at Ohio University, wants the campus community to know that the Ethics Hotline is still available for reports of employee misconduct. Here is her message to the campus:


Dear Members of the Ohio University Community:

In February 2006, Ohio University demonstrated its commitment to promoting a culture of ethics and integrity by contracting with EthicsPoint®, a third-party provider located in Portland, Ore., to manage the Ohio University Ethics Hotline. 

The hotline is a toll-free anonymous telephone-based system available to all university employees. It can be accessed by calling 866-294-9591. A link to additional hotline information is available on the President’s and Internal Audit's web pages.

The system facilitates an anonymous dialogue between anyone making a report and Internal Audit, Legal Affairs, or the university representative who can most appropriately respond to the reporter's concerns.

I encourage employees to report concerns through normal lines of communication, including directly through the Internal Audit Office. However, when employees are uncomfortable using these methods, the Ethics Hotline offers an alternative for filing legitimate concerns in an anonymous manner.

While investigations are performed in a highly confidential manner, it should be noted that records generated in the course of an investigation may be subject to disclosure in accordance with applicable law, including Ohio's Public Records Act.

If you have a concern about possible fraud, waste, abuse of university assets, or other compliance or regulatory issues, I encourage you to file a report through the Ethics Hotline by calling EthicsPoint® toll-free at 866-294-9591.


Cordially,

Kathryn Chambers Gilmore
Chief Audit Executive