Ohio University

Ethics Hotline available to University employees

Published: October 14, 2020 Author: Staff reports

This message was shared with University employees on Oct. 14, 2020.

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, Oregon, to manage the Ohio University Ethics Hotline. This 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 Internal Audit web page.

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. 

Employees should report concerns through normal lines of communication. However, when employees are uncomfortable using these methods, the Ethics Hotline offers an alternative for filing 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.

The University is also required by Ohio law to inform you of a fraud hotline maintained by the Ohio Auditor of State. This hotline can be reached at (866) 372-8364.

If you have a concern about possible fraud, waste, abuse of University assets, or other compliance or regulatory issues, the Ethics Hotline is available and can be reached by calling EthicsPoint® toll-free at (866) 294-9591. 

Best regards,

Mary Ann Boyle
Interim Chief Audit Executive