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Non-Criminal Investigations

The OIA is responsible for investigating all complaints received from the Ethical Panther Reporting Line (Convercent – 1-844-312-5358), Whistle-blower’s Act complaints and complaints from other sources, which allege waste, abuse, neglect of State resources, mismanagement, etc.After a preliminary review of the allegations and any supporting documentation provided, the Audit Director, along with assistance from the General Counsel and the University Police Department, if necessary, assign the allegation to one of the following areas:

  • Office of Internal Audit
  • University Police
  • Human Resources
  • University Management
  • Provost’s Office
  • Student Affairs

The investigator, along with the Audit Director, will determine the appropriate reporting format for all investigations conducted by the OIA. Formats could include oral reports or written memorandum, letter, or a written report. The draft report, in whatever format, may be discussed with the General Counsel and with other appropriate University personnel. The report may or may not contain recommendations for management and may or may not require a formal response. The report is only distributed to individuals as appropriate (President, Chancellor, etc.), and to the person or parties directly involved in the case. No case is closed without the approval of the Audit Director or his/her designee.