1. Introduction
2. Purpose
3. Ethical Behavior
4. Conflicts of Interest
5. Officer and Key Employee Conflicts of Interest
6. Financial Integrity Disclosure and Other Reporting
7. Confidentiality
8. Academic Freedom
9. Protection and Proper Use of University Assets
10. Disclosures
11. Violations - Consequences
12. Reporting Responsibility and Procedures
13. Handling of Reported Violations
14. Acting in Good Faith
Reporting Guidelines
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
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Reporting Guidelines

Each employee of Robert Morris University has an obligation to promptly report (a) questionable or improper accounting or auditing matters, and (b) violations and suspected violations of this Policy or other University policies and procedures.

The University provides several options to report such activities. As a general rule, to report a suspected Concern, one is encouraged to do any of the following:
  • Discuss the matter with one's immediate supervisor;
  • Raise the matter with the vice president in one's area;
  • Contact the Vice President for Human Resources or the Director of Internal Audit
  • Call the Policy of Ethical Practice Reporting Hotline at 800-963-5593 or submit a report via the Web  EthicsPoint Reporting Hotline;
  • Contact the President of the University; or
  • Contact the chair of the Audit and Risk Committee of the Board of Trustees at auditriskchair@rmu.edu.

EthicsPoint Reporting Instructions

Once a Concern is filed with EthicsPoint, they will provide information to the University's Internal Audit Department and Human Resources Department for review and appropriate follow-up. The Concern received from EthicsPoint is confidential and anonymous, unless the reporter chooses to release his/her identity. At the conclusion of filing a Concern, a reporter will receive an ID and a password. We ask the reporter to return to the EthicsPoint website within 10 business days and check the status of the Concern. The University may post follow-up questions for the reporter to answer.

For additional information, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).