Using the Hotline
Make a Difference
University employees should report concerns about known or suspected illegal, unethical and irresponsible acts. It is everyone’s responsibility to help prevent these acts. You can make a difference by speaking up. Reports to the hotline must be made in good faith. Employees who intentionally and maliciously file false allegations shall be subject to disciplinary action.
Employees may choose to remain anonymous when using the Confidential Hotline. If the employee opts to remain anonymous, no effort will be made to identify the person making the report. If an employee chooses to provide their name, the report will be handled discreetly and treated confidentially and privileged to the extent possible under applicable laws, but state law does not guarantee an employee’s identity can be withheld or redacted in all cases.
Anonymous reporters are provided a report reference number so they can periodically check back with the hotline on the case status and/or whether the auditor has any follow up questions about the incident.
State law and university policy prohibits employees from engaging in retaliatory conduct against those perceived to have made a report of unethical, illegal and unsafe acts or those who provide information as a witness to such acts.
Reports to the hotline must be made in good faith. Employees who intentionally and maliciously file false allegations shall be subject to disciplinary action.
Refer to Faculty Staff Handbook 3290 for more information about protection of public employees.
Employees should use the Hotline when they are dissatisfied with their supervisor’s response to a concern about such acts, or if they fear retaliation by their supervisor. In other words, use the Hotline when you are unable to use normal administrative channels for voicing concerns about illegal, unethical and irresponsible activities.
The Confidential Hotline should not be used to report employee grievances related to complaints about working conditions, performance evaluations, work hours or wages, unless the particular issue could be illegal, unethical or irresponsible.
The Hotline service is provided by a contracted company, Navex Global. You can report your concerns by phone or on-line. If by phone, you will be greeted by an employee of the company who will take the information. Once the call is complete, the company will send a report to University Internal Audit within 24 hours. Employees can also make a report online instead of calling. You will be able to attach documents via online reporting as well. Once received, your report will be handled discreetly and treated confidentially and privileged to the extent possible under applicable laws.
Knowing the Outcome – Internal Audit will periodically update the Hotline as to the status of your report (e.g., in-progress, closed, etc.), however, state law has restrictions on what information can be provided to the reporter after the investigation is completed.
Employees can report concerns directly to the Internal Auditor by telephone, 208-885-2133, or by mail to campus zip 3171. Please provide sufficient details to allow investigation of the allegation.
How to File a Report
You can make an anonymous report online or by phone.
File Report Online
After processing the report, Navex Global will provide information to designated university representatives for action. Reports are handled promptly and discreetly.
File a Report
File a Report by Phone
Call toll-free 800-775-1056 24 hours a day, seven days a week.