Frequently Asked Questions - Ethics

I am unsure of an ethics issue, what should I do?

Refer to the University Code of Ethics found in the UW-L Employee Handbook-Section B. If you are still unsure about an ethics issue, talk to your immediate supervisor.

An ethics issue I am unsure about involves my supervisor. What should I do?

If this issue involves your supervisor and it is a personnel issue, please contact the UW-L HUB (Help|Understanding|Where to Begin) provided by the office of Affirmative Action, Campus Climate & Diversity, Human Resources, and Disability Resource Services.  If this issue involves your supervisor and does not seem to be a personnel issue, please contact the Office of Internal Audit.

I am unsure about an ethics issue and I am uncomfortable discussing it with my immediate supervisor. What should I do?

If it is a personnel issue, please contact the UW-L HUB (Help|Understanding|Where to Begin) provided by the office of Affirmative Action, Campus Climate & Diversity, Human Resources, and Disability Resource Services.  If this issue involves your supervisor and does not seem to be a personnel issue, please contact the Office of Internal Audit.

I am aware of a situation involving potential misuse of university resources. What should I do?

You can report this activity to the Office of Internal Audit. The Office of Internal Audit will ensure compliance with UW System Financial Administration Breach of Fiscal Integrity Policy (F16).

I am aware of unethical behavior or violations of laws or policies at the University. What should I do?

You can report this activity to the Office of Internal Audit. The Office of Internal Audit will ensure compliance with UW System Financial Administration Breach of Fiscal Integrity Policy (F16)

I have knowledge of fraud or of activities that may be considered fraudulent, improper, or irregular. What should I do?

You can report this activity to the Office of Internal Audit. The Office of Internal Audit will ensure compliance with UW System Financial Administration Breach of Fiscal Integrity Policy (F16).

I would like to discuss possible deficiencies in internal control with someone. Whom should I contact?

You can discuss this with the Office of Internal Audit. You can also discuss this with the University’s Controller.

I would like information about the proper management of public records. Whom should I contact?

You can contact Records Management at UW-L. You can also refer to the public guidance provided to UW employees by the Office of General Counsel entitled:  Employee Ethics/Public Records Management. You can also view the UW System Public Records Management Webcast.

Someone from the media or the public has requested access to university records that I manage. What should I do?

Please contact Records Management at UW-L.