- Signatory Authority
The university has established reporting pathways for particular issues or concerns.
In addition, the university has contracted with a third-party service, Navex Global, to provide the Rutgers community with a reporting mechanism, called the Rutgers Compliance Hotline, that can be used to make reports anonymously. Concerns related to financial, athletics, health care, research, affirmative action, and other issues can be filed anonymously 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1-800-215-9664 or by submitting an online report.
While Rutgers policy and law prohibit retaliation against employees who make reports in good faith, the use of Rutgers Compliance Hotline services may provide additional assurances to employees who want to make reports but who fear retaliation. At the same time, anonymous reporting allows the pertinent details of the concern to be collected and fully investigated by the university with corrective action being taken where appropriate. Upon making their report to the Rutgers Compliance Hotline, individuals are assigned a unique code that will allow them to follow up to determine the outcome of their concern or to provide additional information if they choose to do so.
Activities or conduct that you believe violate a state or federal law or university policy should be reported. This includes violations of contracts and grants, ethics policy, financial reporting, health care delivery and documentation practices, and other compliance violations of any kind.
The Rutgers Compliance Hotline service is not expected to receive concerns for which the university does not have responsibility or that are:
Notifications of reports received by Rutgers Compliance Hotline are sent to the Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences Office of Ethics, Compliance and Corporate Integrity (RBHS OECCI) for review and assignment to investigators. RBHS OECCI retains an experienced manager who triages the reports and makes the necessary investigation assignments. The assignments are based on the nature of the report: For example:
Use of the Rutgers Compliance Hotline also allows for university personnel investigating the concern to ask questions of the person making the report.
Finally, after all reports are thoroughly investigated, there is a final resolution, which is recorded.