Dial 911 in the event of an emergency requiring police, fire or ambulance response and services.
University Police 919-515-3000
Compliance Hotline 919-515-8355
To report you may call the compliance hotline or fill out the online form on Internal Audit’s website. You may also fax in your report or visit the Internal Audit office in Peele Hall.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the Compliance Hotline
What is the Compliance Hotline?
NC State’s Compliance Hotline is a confidential reporting mechanism that can be used by members of the NC State community who have witnessed or have concerns about activities that could implicate waste, fraud, or abuse of state assets; a violation of federal or state laws, or other non-compliance activities without the fear of retaliation.
When Should the Compliance Hotline Not Be Used?
The Compliance Hotline should not be used in emergency situations. You should always dial 911 first in the event of an emergency requiring police, fire, or ambulance services. Also, the Compliance Hotline should not be used to make Clery Reports; Title IX or sexual violence reports; or athletic violation reports. These reports should be reported to their respective hotlines. Links to these hotlines can be found below:
Why Do We Need a Tool Like This Compliance Hotline?
It is one of NC State’s policies that all employees have a personal obligation to assist the university in maintaining integrity and ethical behavior in the university’s business practices. Although direct discussion with one’s supervisor is the preferred method to report non-compliance, in some circumstances a campus employee may feel the need for a more confidential, sometimes anonymous, ability to express good faith concerns about non-compliance. Furthermore, recently revised federal guidelines for compliance programs include establishment of a channel of communication that permits anonymous reporting of potential regulatory compliance problems and concerns.
What About Reprisal or Retaliation?
NC State’s POL 04.25.05 – Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Policy and NC State General Statute § 126-84 Protection for Reporting Improper Government Activities explicitly protects anyone making a good faith report from retaliation.
What if I Want to Remain Anonymous?
NC State understands that, in certain situations, anonymity is desired by the reporter. In these cases, especially, it is imperative that the reporter provide as much information as possible for the misconduct to be investigated.
Is my Report Confidential?
NC State will make every effort to conduct an investigation as confidentially as possible but cannot guarantee complete confidentiality, particularly as it may be required to make certain disclosures in order to conduct a full and thorough investigation. No disciplinary or other retaliatory action will be taken against any member for reporting or participating in good faith in an investigation of a potential violation. NC State’s POL 04.25.05 – Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Policy and NC State General Statute § 126-84 Protection for Reporting Improper Government Activities explicitly protects anyone making a good faith report from retaliation. If a member believes they have been subject to retaliation, the member should report such immediately to the Office of General Counsel.
What Happens After a Report is Filed?
The report is received, either by phone, online form, or fax in the Internal Audit’s office. An investigation is conducted per IA’s Investigative Audit Process and if the allegation(s) are substantiated, findings will be presented in a report. Certain issues may be referred to other University or state units (for example, Office of General Counsel, Employee Relations, Campus Police, or the State Bureau of Investigation) as warranted. To the extent allowed by law and University policies, your confidentiality will be maintained.