investigation

Investigations

To support our speak up culture and encourage reporting without fear of retaliation, FIU is pleased to announce the launch of the new Ethical Panther Reporting System in partnership with Convercent, an independent third party vendor. At FIU, we believe that our ethics, integrity, and commitment to compliance is essential in guiding us to make the right decisions. The Ethical Panther Reporting System is available 24-hours a day, seven days a week. There are two easy options to anonymously and confidentially report issues:

Ethical Panther Reporting Line:  Convercent 
Available Online:  www.convercent.com/report
Toll free number:  844-312-5358

A confidential issue access number will be provided, and the reporter will be asked to provide a personal password and security question. The access number and password will allow the reporter to check the status of the report on the Convercent website (www.convercent.com/report), as well as send and receive anonymous messages pertaining to the report at any time.

Please contact the Office of University Compliance & Integrity at 305-348-2216 or compliance@fiu.edu if you have questions about the Ethical Panther Reporting System.

We are also responsible for investigating whistle blower complaints and complaints from other sources, which allege waste, fraud or abuse.

After concluding our investigation, a report detailing our findings is distributed to individuals as appropriate (President, Provost, Dean, etc.), and senior management with a need to know and/or act upon any resulting recommendations.  Also, persons or parties directly involved in the case receive copies of the final report.  Compared to audit reports, these reports are shared with a limited audience.  Nevertheless, the report and related working papers are similarly subject to public inspection.