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Fraud Reporting

All employees of the Oregon University System shall report known or suspected fraudulent acts or financial irregularities, including those related to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Matters can be reported to campus management, the OUS Internal Audit Division (IAD), or through the OUS hotline (see below). Campus management who receive notice of suspected or known fraudulent acts and financial irregularities are required by this policy to report such matters to the IAD. When employees do not feel comfortable discussing these matters directly with the IAD or campus management, reporting can be made through the OUS hotline

OUS Hotline: 1.888.304.7810
Or on the Web: www.ous.edu/financialconcerns

The reporting service is contracted with an outside hotline vendor, who reports notices received to IAD. IAD will coordinate investigation efforts in conjunction with necessary campus and external parties as deemed appropriate.

Employees who identify themselves and make a good faith report of a known or suspected financial irregularity are protected from retaliation, in accordance with the law. The OUS shall take steps to maintain confidentiality for employees reporting suspected financial irregularities to the extent possible under the law. The Oregon State Whistleblowers Protection Law defined in Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) 659 protects employees disclosing fraud in good faith.

In accordance with ORS 297, the Secretary of State Audits Division http://www.sos.state.or.us/audits/ is notified of all complaints and confirmed losses that are in excess of $100.