College Policy

The College's Employee Conduct Policy and its references require all employees to observe high standards of business ethics in the conduct of their duties and responsibilities. Employees and representatives of the College must practice honesty and integrity in fulfilling their responsibilities and comply with all applicable laws, regulations, policies, and procedures.

College Policy encourages employees and others to make good faith reports of suspected fraud, corruption, conflict of interest, or other improper and unethical activity within the College to appropriate College officials and it describes the process that will be followed by the College in evaluating and investigating such reports. The focus of the policy is on reporting improper activity that cannot be resolved by normal channels involving supervisors and other designated functions for resolving such matters.

What is the Salt Lake Community College Ethics and Compliance Hotline

The College Ethics and Compliance Hotline goal is to ensure that individuals can communicate issues and concerns associated with unethical, non-compliance, or illegal activities safely and honestly that will be independently investigated while maintaining anonymity and confidentiality. It includes both a toll-free telephone number and a secure website for internet-based reporting. After submitting a report, report originators (reporters) are assign a report key and establish a password that allows them to follow-up on investigation results and provide additional information to help resolve open issues.

Concerns may be submitted anonymously using the Hotline or by sending a report to an individual listed in Ethics and Compliance Reporting Policy and Procedures. Reporters are encouraged to report concerns "on the record" as information received is maintained on a confidential basis. In such cases, the College will try to prevent disclosure of the identity of the reporter. However, the identity of a reporter may become obvious to others due to the nature of the information that is shared. Nevertheless, the reporter identity shall be kept confidential to the extent possible, consistent with the need to conduct an adequate investigation and to the extent allowed by law.

All reporters who report a concern in good faith shall not be subject to retaliation or adverse employment consequences for reporting a concern. Moreover, an employee who retaliates against someone who has reported a concern in good faith is subject to corrective action up to and including termination of employment.

The Hotline is established to receive most concerns involving employees after administrative channels for resolutions have been exhausted or if the reporter wish to remain anonymous, with the following exceptions.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Ethics and Compliance Hotline

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EthicsPoint is NOT a 911 or Emergency Service:
Do not use this site to report events presenting an immediate threat to life or property. Reports submitted through this service may not receive an immediate response. If you require emergency assistance, please contact your local authorities.