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Whistleblower

 

Mississippi University for Women wants you to report improper activities, and will protect you from retaliation for whistleblowing.

University Whistleblower Policy Statement (PS 6708)  >

What You Can Report:

  • A violation of applicable state and/or federal laws and regulations
  • A serious violation of University policy
  • The use of University property, resources, or authority for personal gain or other non-University-related purpose except as provided under University policy in relation to ARRA* funds:
  • gross mismanagement of an agency contract or grant relating to recovery funds;
    • a gross waste of recovery funds;
    • a substantial and specific danger to public health or safety related to the implementation or use of recovery funds;
    • an abuse of authority related to the implementation or use of recovery funds; or
    • a violation of law, rule, or regulation related to an agency contract or grant awarded or issued relating to recovery funds.

 

Where to Report

  • Your supervisor (or other appropriate administrator within your unit),
  • Directly to:
    • Office of Internal Audit (662) 325-7353
    • Office of Human Resources (662)329-7222
    • MUW Campus Police Department (662) 241-7777

 

How to Report

  • In writing or orally
  • With as much specific factual information as possible (report what you know, but don't investigate — leave that to the experts!)
  • Anonymously, if preferred.
  • Directly to any of the above offices University-wide
  • MUW Ethics Line which is independently operated by EthicsPoint to help ensure confidentiality. 1-877-310-0424 or www.muw.ethicspoint.com

 

Protection from Retaliation

If you believe you have been retailiated against for whistleblowing, you may file a complaint with Human Resources
Management, the Office of Diversity and Equity Programs, the Office of the Provost, or your supervisor.

 

Note: Reports related to the federal American Recovery and Reinvest ment Act (ARRA) of 2009 funds may be made to an inspector general, the Comptroller General, a member of Congress, a State or Federal regulatory or law enforcement agency, a person with supervisory authority over the employee (or such other person working for the employer who has the authority to investigate, discover, or terminate misconduct). Additional information regarding whistle blower protection related to ARRA funds may be found at http://www.recovery.gov.

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