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To Make a Report

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

  • Dial toll-free: 866-594-5220
  • OR
  • Select the appropriate category from the list below

Scroll down for additional categories

Academic Affairs
Academic Misconduct, Alcohol / Drug Abuse, Cheating / Plagiarism, Credentials Misrepresentation, Sexual Harassment, Student Safety, Student Travel, Terrorism, Other Academic Affairs Matters
Accounting and Financial
Accounting and Auditing Matters, Donor Stewardship, Falsification of Contracts, Reports or Records, Fraud, Improper Disclosure of Financial Records, Improper Giving or Receiving of Gifts, Improper Supplier or Contractor Activity, Theft / Embezzlement, Waste, Abuse or Misuse of Institution Resources, Other Financial Matters.
Human Resources
Bias Incidents, Conflict of Interest, Discrimination or Harassment, EEOC or ADA Matters, Employee Benefits Abuses, Employee Misconduct, Nepotism, Offensive or Inappropriate Communication, Sexual Harassment, Threat or Inappropriate Supervisor Directive, Time Abuse, Unsafe Working Conditions, Violence or Threat, Workers Compensation or Disability Benefits Abuses, Other Human Resource Matters.
Information Technology
Data Privacy/Integrity, Misuse of Resources, Software Piracy/Intellectual Property Infringement, Other Information Technology Matters.
Medical/Dental/Patient Care
Healthcare Fraud, HIPAA, Patient Abuse/Physical or Verbal, Patient Care, Research Misconduct, Sponsored Projects Non-Compliance, Other Medical Research or Patient Matters.
Research
Conflict of Interest, Data Privacy, Environmental and Safety Matters, Fraud, Human or Animal Research, Intellectual Property Infringement, Misappropriation or Disclosure, Research Grant Misconduct or Misappropriation of Costs, Scientific Misconduct, Select Agents, Other Research Matters.
Risk and Safety Matters
Child Neglect or Abuse, Data Privacy, Disclosure of Confidential Information, Environmental and Safety Matters, Improper Supplier or Contractor Activity, Improper Use of Intellectual Property, Copyright Violations or Software Piracy, Public Safety, Sabotage or Vandalism, Unsafe Working Conditions, Other Risk and Safety Matters.
Other Issues
If you feel that the definitions above do not describe the event, action or situation you are looking to report about, please use this header.

June 1, 2011

To Faculty, Staff, Students, Patients, Clients, and Volunteers:

I need your help. It is vital that the University identify and respond to any serious departures from the requirements placed upon the University and its personnel by law, policy, agreements concerning research and business, expectations of civility, and high ethical standards for University business conduct and the professions represented among faculty and staff. This UM Hotline has been established as a means for employees, as well as patients, clients, volunteers, and others who interact with the University, to report serious matters that merit attention and corrective action.

By using the Hotline links to the left, or by calling the Hotline at 1-866-594-5220 (toll-free), you will be able to report serious issues that need to be addressed by the University. Your report will be recorded by EthicsPoint, a contractor independent of the University, and then referred to the appropriate officer of the University for prompt response, appropriate investigation, and needed action. Our Chief Accountability Officer, Roger Ward, will oversee the operation of the Hotline and the actions taken in response to Hotline reports.

If you use the Hotline, I encourage you to identify yourself, so that we can contact you to gather more information as needed. But I understand and respect that some reporters will prefer to remain anonymous. The EthicsPoint service allows the University to communicate with all reporters, including anonymous reporters, to gather more information and to report resolutions of issues.

In some cases policy or law will require that a Hotline report be referred to another organization (for example, the University System of Maryland Internal Audit Office or the Office of the Attorney General). A person making a Hotline report that is referred will be advised of the referral if practical and if permitted by law.

I am grateful for your support of this important program. It is a tool that will help us bring our University to the highest level of excellence.

Jay A. Perman, M.D., President

Jay A. Perman, M.D.
President

Please note that the University of Maryland Hotline is not established to receive reports about the central offices of the University System of Maryland or any University System institution other than the University of Maryland Baltimore.