Compliance, Ethics, and Reporting
Albany State University is committed to the highest standards of ethical, professional behavior. Accomplishing this mission demands integrity, good judgment, and dedication from all members of the ASU community. To this aim, ASU utilizes The University System of Georgia (USG) Board of Regents (BOR) system-wide Ethics Policy as a guide to assist employees in upholding the highest standards of ethical, professional behavior.
The University System of Georgia (USG) is committed to the highest standards of excellence,
integrity, accountability and respect throughout all of its operations and institutions.
Dedicated to its mission of transforming the System, changing lives, and strengthening
the state, the USG both expects and requires its employees to report suspected malfeasance
or wrongdoing on the part of any USG employee or member of the USG community. Additionally,
USG institutions are required to report suspected malfeasance and other violations
of federal and state law or BOR policy.
Albany State University has always placed a high priority on assuring that each member of the University community has the opportunity and means to convey any matter that could compromise that environment.
All suspected or known employee malfeasance shall be reported. Examples of employee malfeasance include but are not limited to embezzlement, misappropriation, alteration or falsification of documents, false claims or reimbursement requests, theft of any asset, inappropriate use of computer systems, violation of state or federal laws, violation of the USG Ethics Policy or any misuse of federal funds to include funds provided pursuant to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Additionally, violations of policies and procedures often must be reported to the appropriate USG office.
Who is Responsible for Reporting Incidents?
The USG Ethics Policy mandates reporting wrongdoing to the proper authority while protecting those who do report violations from retaliation.
- Individual USG employees should report suspected malfeasance on the part of a USG employee using any of the options outlined below.
- USG institutions are also required to report suspected employee malfeasance in a timely manner to the USG Office of Internal Audit. Additionally, incidents involving misuse of information technology assets or involving computer/network security breaches must be reported to the USG Office of Information Security.
How should Incidents be Reported?
For more information on Compliance, Ethics, and Reporting, please contact the Office of Legal Affairs at (229) 500-3502.