NMU Implements Fraud Policy


A policy approved in July officially states Northern’s longstanding position regarding fraudulent activities: they will be taken seriously and dealt with appropriately. The policy also provides information on how NMU employees can report instances of fraud anonymously with assurances of “whistleblower protection” that prevents them from being penalized or facing other repercussions.


“The goal is to make sure people feel comfortable reporting activities that they know are wrong because it is helpful to the university as a whole to make sure fraud is identified and investigated seriously,” said Gavin Leach (Finance and Administration).


Examples of violations include fraudulent financial reporting, misappropriation of assets, corruption and other relevant issues. The policy states that a single act is cause for investigation and may result in disciplinary action such as termination and/or arrest and prosecution.


Leach said adopting a formal, written policy was based on an auditor’s recommendation and is in compliance with guidelines established by the Governmental Accounting Standard Board. The policy can be found at http://publicsafety.nmu.edu under the police services heading by following the “university policies” link.




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