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The University of Tulsa
Human Resources
Bias Instances A bias incident is a speech, act, or harassing action that targets, threatens, or attacks an individual or group because of their actual or perceived race, color, national origin, ethnicity, religious affiliation, sex, gender identity, disability, or sexual orientation that perpetrated against a student in violation of the Student Conduct Code. Bias incidents and hate crimes involving only students will be adjudicated through the Office of Student Life and/or referred to federal, state, or local authorities.
Confidentiality Confidentiality refers to the protection of the institution's and our customer's non-public information and use of such information only for legitimate business purposes.
Conflict of Interest Concerns related to violations of conflict of interest policies governing researchers.
Data Privacy Refers to the technical, contractual, administrative and physical steps taken by the institution to protect against unauthorized access to and disclosure of personally identifiable data of employees and customers and other third parties that we possess.
Disclosure of Confidential Information Unlawful and unauthorized disclosure or use of sensitive information, not to be used other than for specifically identified purposes, to unauthorized individuals or for personal gain or advantage.
Discrimination or Harassment Uninvited and unwelcome verbal or physical conduct directed at an employee because of his or her sex, religion, ethnicity or beliefs. (Examples include: bias in hiring, bias in assignments, wrongful termination, bias in promotions, bias in educational decisions, unfair compensation, inappropriate language). Use of retaliation or retribution.
EEOC or ADA Matters Failure to meet requirements as defined by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or American Disability Act (ADA). (Examples include: Nepotism, proper disability access)
Employee Benefits Abuses Improper, misleading or deceptive actions /statements, falsification of records, or misrepresentation of actual conditions related to institution benefits plans, including health and supplemental insurance plans, tuition benefits and sick or other paid time-off programs.
Employee Misconduct Involves any employee conduct that is in violation of the institution's code of conduct, ethics policy, faculty handbook or any other printed materials that constitute employee conduct. Time abuse concerns about an employee or manager who are falsifying his/her work hours.
Healthcare Fraud Deliberate submittal of false claims to private health insurance and/or tax-funded health insurance programs such as Medicare or Medicaid.
HIPAA Violation of protected health information privacy or security rules. Violation of the transaction and code sets rules.
Insurance Issues Exclusion of insurance for preexisting conditions, discrimination or non treatment based on health status, non-renew ability of insurance based on health conditions.
Nepotism Patronage bestowed by public officers in consideration of a family relationship and not merit.
Offensive or Inappropriate Communication The use of inflammatory, derogatory, unduly critical or insulting communication to a staff person, faculty, administrator, alumni or student.
Sexual Harassment The making of unwanted and offensive sexual advances or of sexually offensive remarks or acts, especially by one in a superior or supervisory position or when acquiescence to such behavior is a condition of continued employment, promotion, or satisfactory evaluation.
Threat or Inappropriate Supervisor Directive Improper use of supervisory authority in response to employee taking action or refusing to take action. Inappropriate management practices.
Time Abuse Concerns about an employee or manager who is falsifying his/her work hours.
Unsafe working conditions Failure of meeting requirements needed to perform all duties in a secure environment. Potential areas of harm. (Examples include: environmental damage, OSHA, EPA, supervisor directive, poor housekeeping)
Violence or Threat Violence is an expression of the intention to inflict evil, injury, or damage to a person or their property. (Examples include: direct, veiled, conditional, violent)
Workers Compensation or Disability Benefits Abuses Observation of physical activity of employees receiving disability or other compensation benefits from the institution in contradiction to the degree of the disability certified by medical personnel.