Report Fraud, Waste and Abuse
The Texas State University system Board of Regents recently approved an anti- fraud policy in the Texas State University system Rules and Regulations (Chapter III, paragraph 15). The policy provides direction for those who believe that financial or inventoried resources may have been lost, misappropriated or misused. The policy also state that any form of retaliation against individuals providing information concerning suspected fraud, waste, abuse or other unethical behavior will not be tolerated.
What Should Be Reported
· Illegal or fraudulent acts
· Waste of funds
· Misuse or theft of University property or funds
· Contract and procurement irregularities
· Conflicts of interest
· Travel fraud
Do not use the hotlines to report complainants or grievances involving wages, working conditions, discrimination and other personnel issues. These issues should be reported in accordance with the relevant University Policies and Procedures Statements (UPPS).
When should a report be made?
Immediately! You should make a report as soon as information is available.
What information should be provided?
· Circumstances of the incident(s) noted (names, dates, times and places)
· Campus, department and individuals involved
· Location of any available evidence (physical evidence or records)
· Names and telephone numbers of credible witnesses
Optional – Your name and telephone number, if you choose not to remain anonymous
Office of Audits and Analysis Hotline: 512.245.1707
This line is available 24 hours a day to leave a message but is checked daily by our Internal Audit Staff to assure timely responses. You may also call our main line 512.245.2533 during business hours to report information directly to the audit staff or you may use the form noted below.
Ethics, Compliance or Fraud Report Form:
State Auditor's Office: 1.800.TX.AUDIT.
You can get more information at their Web site.
These reports are managed by the State Auditor Office and passed on to the System and/or Campus level as each situation dictates.
Texas State University System: Toll Free 866.294.0987
EthicsPoint is a Hotline Management System that allows the reporter to remain anonymous while also allowing continuous communication as the case may require.
Office of Audits and Analysis
601 University Drive
J.C. Kellam, Suite 850
San Marcos, TX 78666-4615
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