Non-Retaliation Policy

 

Policy Summary

George Washington University is committed to conducting its affairs honestly, ethically, and in compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and university policies. This includes compliance with applicable federal and local laws that prohibit retaliation and promote fair treatment of members of the university community who make good faith reports of potential university-related violations of laws, regulations or university policies. Therefore, retaliation against members of the university community who make good faith reports regarding potential university-related violations of laws, regulations or university policies is prohibited.

Who is Governed by this Policy 

  • Staff
  • Faculty

Policy

Members of the university community are encouraged to report good faith concerns about possible university-related violations of laws, regulations, or university policies. Attempts to resolve any such concerns normally should be made by contacting the appropriate supervisor or other designated person within the individual’s unit. Alternatively, the university community may report concerns about potential violations anonymously,online using the EthicsPoint Reporting Form or (888) 508-5275, to protect against the possibility of retaliation.

Retaliation against members of the university community who make good faith reports regarding potential university-related violations of laws, regulations or university policies is prohibited. The university will review complaints of retaliation, and any attempted or actual retaliatory action covered under this Policy may subject the violator to disciplinary action.

Reports that are knowingly false, made with malicious intent, or with reckless disregard for or willful ignorance of facts that would disprove the allegation made are not good faith reports, are prohibited by this Policy, and may subject the violator to disciplinary action.

Members of the university community who believe that they have been retaliated against may submit a written or oral complaint to the Office of Ethics, Compliance, and Privacy or provide their reports anonymously using the EthicsPoint Reporting Form or (888) 508-5275.

Contacts

Contact Phone Number Email Address
Office of Ethics, Compliance, and Privacy  202-994-3386 [email protected]
EthicsPoint Reporting Hotline 888-508-5275  

Responsible University Official: AVP Ethics, Compliance, and Risk
Responsible Office: Office of Ethics, Compliance, and Privacy

Last Reviewed: March 4, 2020

 

Non-compliance with this policy can be reported through this website.