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Confidential Reporting Mechanism

Purpose

Wilkes University is dedicated to the highest ethical and professional standards of conduct and complies with all applicable laws and regulations related to all University affairs. Wilkes University employees are expected to share in this responsibility by obeying laws and regulations and following all University policies and procedures.

In addition, University employees have a personal obligation to report any activity that appears to violate laws, regulations, policies and procedures. Whenever possible, employees should report any questions or concerns related to potential violations of laws, regulations, policies and/or procedures to their immediate supervisor, department director or Human Resources.

However the University recognizes that circumstances related to alleged violations may cause employees to feel uncomfortable making a report in person. To ensure all employees have the opportunity to make a report without revealing their identity, the University has established confidential reporting mechanisms through EthicsPoint, Inc. which can be accessed:

Failure to make a report may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.

Upon receiving a report of an alleged violation, the University will conduct an investigation in accordance with any related laws, regulations, policies and/or procedures.

Issued 10/1/2007 Revised 12/2012