The University of Idaho is committed to conducting its activities with the highest integrity and ethical standards. The university is subject to a complex web of federal, state and local laws, as well as Idaho State Board of Education and university policies, making it hard at times to determine the right course of action. The following resources are available to help you meet your ethical and legal obligations when acting on behalf of the university.
University Policy and Compliance Coordinator. The University Policy and Compliance Coordinator is available to answer policy questions, assist you in avoiding compliance risks and help you meet your compliance responsibilities. If you have questions about determining the proper course of action, contact Diane Whitney, University Policy and Compliance Coordinator, at email@example.com or 208-885-6151.
Compliance Concern Reporting Guide. You should report compliance and ethics concerns as soon as possible, even if you do not have all of the facts. The university’s Compliance Concern Reporting Guide provides guidance in reporting specific types of compliance and ethics concerns. All good faith reports, whether or not they turn out to be true, can be made free from fear of retaliation in accordance with the university’s Retaliation Policy, FSH 3810.
Anonymous Compliance Hotline. The university subscribes to a hotline reporting service to allow all members of the UI community to anonymously report, without fear of retribution, any known or suspected unethical, illegal or unsafe act. The hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 800-775-1056. You can also file an anonymous report online.
University Ethics. The employee code of ethics found in FSH 3170 University Ethics is the foundation of the UI compliance program. It sets forth the university’s expectations that we all act ethically and in compliance with applicable laws and policies when acting on behalf of the university.
Required Employee Training. The university requires periodic employee training about important federal state, and university compliance obligations. Information about required employee training is maintained by Employee Development & Learning. Additional compliance training is offered by other units as appropriate, including Human Resources, Environmental Health and Safety, and Research Assurances.
Policy Website. The university is governed by Idaho State Board of Education Policies and university policies contained in the Faculty Staff Handbook and Administrative Procedures Manual. The University Policy website also provides information on creating and changing policy and tracking policies through the approval process.
Compliance Responsibility Directory. The Compliance Responsibility Directory is a resource for faculty and staff to help make the university’s obligations more understandable. It identifies the senior leaders and units with primary responsibility for the university’s major areas of compliance obligations.
Compliance FAQ. The Compliance FAQ answers frequently asked questions about compliance and ethics matters.