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Ethics Reporting Line

ETHICS AT IEEE

IEEE strives to achieve the highest standards of integrity and endeavors to conduct business around the world in a responsible and ethical way. It is important that those who act on the organization's behalf ensure IEEE's compliance by adhering to the same standards and expectations.

When you become aware of or suspect a violation of IEEE’s Code of Ethics, Code of Conduct or Policies, raising your concern should be as easy as possible. For this reason, IEEE has selected EthicsPoint, an independent third party for the receipt and resolution of reports of impropriety. The information you provide will be sent to IEEE by EthicsPoint on an entirely confidential (and, if you choose, anonymous) basis. (For more information see, IEEE's Ethics Reporting Line FAQ)

We will review every concern raised using a defined process to ensure fairness and consistency as defined in IEEE’s Bylaws and Policies. We will treat you with dignity and respect throughout the process. You can trust that we will handle your question or concern seriously and as soon as practicable. If something needs to be addressed, we will take action based on what we learn.

ETHICSPOINT IS NOT A 911 OR
EMERGENCY SERVICE:

TO MAKE A REPORT

You may use either of the following two methods to submit a report: dial toll-free, within the United States, Guam, Puerto Rico, and Canada: Or select the "Make a Report" link at the top of this Web page.

After you complete your report, you will be assigned a unique code called a "report key." Write down your report key and password and keep them in a safe place. After 5-6 business days, use your report key and password to check your report for feedback or questions.

NON-RETALIATION POLICY

It is the policy of IEEE not to take any retaliatory action against any director, officer, manager, employee or volunteer for raising a good faith compliance or ethics concern, for making a good faith report of a possible violation of the IEEE Code of Ethics, Code of Conduct or IEEE Policies, or assisting or cooperating in an investigation of a possible violation.

Any elected director or officer of IEEE and any staff manager or employee who engages in any such retaliatory action can be punished by penalties up to and including expulsion from IEEE membership for a volunteer and termination of employment for any IEEE staff member.

OTHER COMPLIANCE INQUIRIES may be directed to compliance@ieee.org.