Report a Concern
U of I strives to maintain a fair, humane and responsible work environment. This page outlines the resources available to you as an employee if you think that another employee is engaging in conduct prejudicial to coworkers and/or the work environment. Such conduct may include—but is not limited to—bullying and harassment, unprofessional conduct, violations of university policy or failure to perform job duties.
To report a concern, contact one of the following:
- Online form
- Human Resources (for concerns related to classified or exempt staff employees)
- Email: email@example.com
- Phone: 208-885-3638
- Provost’s Office (for concerns related to faculty employees)
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 208-885-6448
- Report concerns related to sexual harassment or discrimination on the basis of a protected class to the Office of Civil Rights and Investigations (OCRI). For more information, see FSH 3220 and 3200.
Upon receiving a report, Human Resources or the Provost’s Office will assess the information to determine the appropriate course of action. Courses of action may include, but are not limited to, informal resolution, addressing behavior through the supervisory chain, referral to the Office of the Ombuds, or initiation of formal investigation processes. Policy does not prohibit, for example, conduct that might be rude or inconsiderate but is not severe, pervasive or persistent. However, such conduct could fall short of reasonable expectations for behavior towards others and be addressed by unit leadership as a matter of appropriate performance.
If a report is deemed to warrant action, HR or the Provost’s Office will facilitate the appropriate processes according to the policies laid out on FSH 3910, 3920 and 3930. Employees also can follow grievance procedures outlined in FSH 3840, 3860 or 3890 in response to administrative action.
If an alleged violation may constitute sexual harassment or may be based on a protected class, the case will be referred to the Office of Civil Rights and Investigations (OCRI). In a situation in which both protected and non-protected elements are present, OCRI will conduct their investigation first.
It is a violation of university policy for any employee to engage in retaliatory conduct against any individual who reports perceived prejudicial conduct, files a complaint, or participates in a grievance, resolution or appeals process. See FSH 3810 for more information.
You may confidentially reach out to the university units listed below. Information shared with these resources is protected by federal and state laws and cannot be shared without your explicit permission. They will not share your concerns without your permission or engage in the processes described above unless explicitly directed by you.
- The Ombuds Office is an independent and impartial resource that can help you identify the type of conflict occurring, discuss options resolution, or refer you to more options if appropriate.
- The Women's Center promotes and advocates for gender equity on campus and in the community.
- The Counseling and Mental Health Center provides a range of mental health services to support University of Idaho students.