Reporting of Suspected Misconduct
High standards, ethical behavior, personal integrity and impartiality are vital to the reputation and ultimate success of the Auburn University Foundation. The best bulwark against misconduct will always be well-informed vigilance by its constituency. In keeping with these expectations, Foundation officers, directors, committee members and contracted staff must foster an environment where suspected misconduct can be reported without fear of retribution.
Examples of such behavior include the following:
- Any action that is illegal;
- conflicts of interest;
- destruction or theft of property;
- falsification of documents;
- disclosure of confidential information; and
- inappropriate language or contact.
Although the Foundation does not have employees, it does have an agreement with Auburn University to provide services by university employees. The university has its own whistleblower policy and method of reporting suspected behavior.
It is the Foundation’s policy to protect the identity of any whistleblower who, in good faith, reports suspected misconduct in relation to the Foundation. Investigation of all reports of misconduct will be handled by the Foundation’s Audit Committee.
To report a problem, contact the AU ethics hot line at this link.
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