All members of our FAMUly can help to make sure the University conducts its business
with honesty and integrity. To help, you should report all instances of possible violations
of law, regulations and University policy. University Compliance Services provides
several ways for you to report these violations without fear of retaliation.
Investigations will be conducted under the guidelines outlined in the Standards for Complaint Handling and Investigations for the State University System
If applicable, investigations will also be conducted in compliance with the Whistle-blower
Act (Section 112.3187-112.31895 Florida Statutes).
What is a reportable violation?
Examples of reportable violations include illegal or fraudulent activity, financial
misstatements or irregularities, conflicts of interest, unethical conduct, and violations
of laws, rules or regulations. If you have questions as to whether an action is reportable
or not, please contact us.
How can I report a violation?
There are a couple of methods for reporting suspected compliance and ethics violations.
The Compliance and Ethics Hotline service is offered through Global Compliance. Through
this system, allegations can be reported by phone or online 24 hours a day, seven
days a week in a confidential setting without fear of reprisal. Reports submitted
through the Web Form or Hotline are then forwarded to the appropriate university officials
who will promptly address the allegations. If contact information is provided by the
reporting party, he or she may be contacted for further information or may request
updates on the investigation.
You may choose to make reports anonymously, but please keep in mind that we may not
have a way to contact you should we have additional questions. The University will
maintain confidentiality within the confines of the law, but all information submitted
to the Compliance and Ethics Hotline is publicly available through the Florida Freedom
of Information Act.
Protection from Retaliation
It is the policy of Florida A&M University not to retaliate against those who report
What if I have questions, but I'm not ready to report?
For any questions you may have about compliance or ethics, please contact the Division
of Audit. We will be happy to assist you.