High ethical standards are vital to workplace morale and productivity, and maintaining them is a core value for The University of Alabama.
That is the reason for the UA Compliance and Fraud Hotline, which enables you to inquire about or report actual or potential unethical or unlawful work-related behavior in a safe, anonymous way, online or over the phone. The hotline is designed for use by all members of the The University of Alabama community.
THE COMPLIANCE HOTLINE IS NOT A 911 OR EMERGENCY SERVICE
Do not use this site or the toll-free number to report events presenting an immediate threat to life or property. Reports submitted through this service may not receive an immediate response. If you require emergency assistance, please contact the University of Alabama Police Department (205-348-5454 or 8-5454 if dialing from an on-campus phone) for on-campus emergencies or 911 for any emergency situations that occur off-campus.
The University of Alabama (“University”) has selected The Network, Inc. (“TNI”), to provide you with a simple, anonymous way to confidentially report activities that may involve certain improper conduct or violations of the University’s Policies. You may file a report on this site or by dialing toll-free 1-866-362-9476.
This hotline service does not replace or supersede existing reporting methods. The University strongly encourages staff and other members of the University community to report concerns of misconduct such as financial reporting or irregularity, internal control, misappropriation, research matters, and intercollegiate athletic violations, through normal lines of communication.
Routine discussion with one’s supervisor is the preferred method of resolution. If this is not satisfactory, alternatives are; Human Resources, business unit management, or the appropriate office such as Environmental Health and Safety, Internal Audit, Equal Opportunity Programs, Research Compliance or University Counsel. The University hotline and reporting web page can be used for either direct or anonymous reporting.
This hotline should not be used for routine human resource matters: These matters should be reported directly to the HR representative assigned to your division or department.
The University asserts that reports submitted via TNI will be handled promptly and discreetly. No retaliatory action will be taken against anyone for reporting or inquiring in good faith about potential breaches of The University’s policies or for seeking guidance on how to handle suspected breaches.
Reports submitted through TNI will be given careful attention by the University with the objective of correcting the situation being reported, once the facts have been corroborated.
If you wish to make other kinds of reports through the University, you should contact one of the following offices:
Academic Affairs – (205) 348-4890
ADA Hotline – (205) 348-6001
Athletic Compliance – (205) 348-4388
Construction Administration – (205) 348-5950
Construction Contract Administration – (205) 348-6591
Equal Opportunity Programs & University Compliance – (205) 348-5855
Environmental Health & Safety – (205) 348-5910
Facilities Administration – (205) 348-8092
Financial Affairs – (205) 348-4530
Greek Affairs Hazing Hotline – (205) 348 HALT(4258)
Human Resources – (205) 348-6690
Internal Audit – (205) 348-5260
Office of Counsel – ((205) 348-5490
Procurement Services – (205) 348-7840
Receivables & Collections – (205) 348-5350
Research Compliance – (205) 348-5746
Sexual Assault/Women’s Resource Center – (205) 348-5040
University Relations – (205) 348-5765 (348-5320 after hours)
Types of situations that may be reported to TNI include:
- Ethics and compliance issues, such as financial reporting, abuse of resources, misuse of funds, inappropriate dealings with a vendor, etc.
- Financial Matters – Accounting or internal control issues, fraud, theft or other financial issues
- Human Resources – The unauthorized release or use of confidential information, data privacy, copyright violations or other waste or abuse of resources or information
- Information Systems – Activities related to hacking, password sharing, unauthorized access to systems or networks, software copyright violations, etc.
- Research – All issues dealing with research programs and funding
- Loss prevention and asset protection, such as threats, intimidating behavior and acts of violence, alcohol/drug abuse, theft or intentional misuse of abuse of University property, etc.
- Safety/Environment – Vandalism of alarm systems, fire extinguishers and other safety equipment, unsafe working conditions, environmental issues, etc.