The Brookings Institution is dedicated to providing its employees and guests with a safe and productive workplace. Thus, consistent with its commitment to Quality, Independence and Impact, Brookings personnel, Trustees and affiliates shall strive for the highest possible standards of personal conduct and ethical behavior in carrying out the their scholarship and other business of the Institution. In conducting their duties, the Brookings community is expected to comply with the law, practice professional ethical standards, and adhere to Brookings’s internal policies and guidelines. In addition, the Brookings community is expected to demonstrate:

  • trustworthiness and honesty;
  • collegiality in dealing with others, and respect for their autonomy and rights;
  • basic fairness.

These standards encompass, but go beyond, the specific rules required by law, professional codes of ethics, and the Institution’s bylaws and policies. They require the Brookings community to demonstrate, and demand from others, excellence and the highest standards of behavior in order to safeguard the Institution’s greatest asset: its reputation.

To maintain a professional work environment that honors the law and the Institution’s professionalism, The Brookings Institution has teamed up with an independent, third-party vendor to implement this anonymous and confidential web portal as a vehicle for reporting misconduct. Or, if you prefer to speak with an independent, third-party agent, you can call 1-866-329-5288.

The information you provide, whether via internet or by telephone, will be sent to Brookings on a totally confidential and anonymous basis.

To Make a Report

You may use either of the following two methods to submit a report:

  • Select the "Make a Report" link at the top of this web page.
  • OR
  • Dial toll-free, within the United States, Guam, Puerto Rico and Canada:

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.