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Integrity and Compliance

McMaster University is committed to the highest standards of honesty, propriety, and integrity. It is University policy to investigate objectively any alleged dishonest or fraudulent activities related to funds or property owned by, or in the care of, the University.
The University’s Dishonest or Fraudulent Activities Statement of Policy provides a framework for administering the University’s process in dealing with reported non compliance, dishonest and fraudulent behaviour.

If you have questions or concerns in the following categories which are governed by the Statement of Policy for dishonest and fraudulent behaviour and monitored by the Internal Audit Department, following are links to contact people, phone numbers, e-mail addresses or web sites which may assist you in understanding McMaster’s policies and procedures and provide a process for voicing your concerns.

Reports concerning the following categories will be administered with complete confidentiality by Tawnya Smith, Senior Manager Internal Audit: 905-525-9140 ext. 23293; e-mail: tsmith@mcmaster.ca.

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In addition to these resources, McMaster has contracted with EthicsPoint to provide you access to report activities that may involve misconduct or violations of university policy. You may file a report here (click on a category to the left) or dial 888-493-1864. This service is not a substitute for, nor does it supersede, any reporting methods or protocols already in place at McMaster for reporting suspected problems or complaints. Reports made via EthicsPoint will be reviewed in accordance with University procedures and policies. McMaster policy prohibits the taking of retaliatory action against those reporting or inquiring about potential breaches of policy or for seeking guidance on how to handle suspected breaches.

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.

The following categories are governed by other policies and/or protocols; please consult these contacts/references:

  • Environmental Health & Safety Issues:Issues related to violations of the Occupational Health and Safety Act or other similar applicable law, rule or regulation relating to the environment, working conditions or workplace safety. http://www.workingatmcmaster.ca/eohss/ - Lisa Morine, Manager (Environmental Occupational Health Support Services)

  • Employee Misconduct: Issues related to employee conduct that is in violation of the institution's code of conduct, Human Resources Policies, ethics policy, faculty handbook. http://www.workingatmcmaster.ca/link.php?link=elr%3AMain; - Wanda McKenna, Director, (HR Employee Services & Support);
  • Human Rights Issues: Issues related to discrimination, harassment, bullying, etc.
    http://mcmaster.ca/hres

  • Public Safety: 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 immediately. For emergency assistance please contact the local authorities; Dial 911;

  • Violence or Threats: Do not use this site to report expressions of the intention to inflict evil, injury, or damage to a person or their property. (e.g.s, direct, veiled, conditional, violent) For immediate assistance contact Campus Security Services http://www.mcmaster.ca/security/ - Terry Sullivan, Director (Security & Parking Services)

 

For additional information on McMaster’s governing policies, please refer to the following reference: