|| Human Resources Director
|| Human Resources
|| President’s Cabinet
|Date of Approval:
||September 13, 2016
|Date of Last Revision:
|| January 24, 2012
|Next Review Date:
|| September 2017
See below: Policy and Procedures.Reason for Policy/Purpose
The purpose of this policy is to comply with applicable federal and local laws prohibiting retaliation, and to promote the fair treatment of members of the University community who make good faith reports of potential University-related violations of laws, regulations or University policies.
Who Needs to Know this Policy
This policy applies to all faculty, staff, and students.
Policy and Procedures
Retaliation against members of the University community who make good faith reports regarding potential University-related violations of laws, regulations or University policies is prohibited, and violators may be subject to disciplinary action.
The University is committed to conducting its affairs honestly, ethically and in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Members of the University community are encouraged to report good faith concerns about University-related violations of laws, regulations or University policies. Attempts to resolve any such concerns normally should be made by contacting the appropriate supervisor or other contact person within the individual’s department. If the member is, for any reason, uncomfortable with doing so, reports may be made directly to the University officials responsible for the subject area in question, or to the Human Resources Office.
Retaliation against a member of the University community for making a good faith report of potential University-related legal or policy violations is prohibited and will not be tolerated. The University will review complaints of retaliation and any attempted or actual retaliatory action covered under this Policy may subject the violator to disciplinary action.
Reports that are knowingly false, made with malicious intent, or with reckless disregard for or willful ignorance of facts that would disprove the allegation made are not good faith reports, are prohibited by this Policy, and may subject the violator to disciplinary action.
Members of the University community who believe that they have been retaliated against in violation of this Policy may submit a written or oral complaint to the Human Resources Office, who may refer the complaint to the appropriate University office(s) for review and disposition. Interim actions may be taken by the University prior to final disposition.
Website Address for this Policy
If you have any questions regarding this policy, please contact Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org or President’s Office at President’email@example.com
Good Faith Report: A report made with the honest and reasonable belief that a University-related violation of law of policy or other instances of non-compliance or related misconduct may have occurred.
Retaliation: Materially adverse action against the individual because of the individual’s good faith report.
Related Policies and Resources
Approved on 09/13/2016