Reporting Fraud, Waste and Abuse

It is the responsibility of every employee within Northern Michigan University to help protect the assets and resources of the university. Each employee is encouraged to report factual information suggestive of dishonest or illegal activities involving the university or agencies contracted with the university. These activities include theft of cash or equipment, kickbacks, misuse of grant funds, misuse of university resources, submission of falsified or inflated travel vouchers and conflicts of interest.

Any incident, or suspected incident of fraud, should be reported to the Internal Auditor, the Department of Public Safety and Police Services or the Human Resources Department. Incidents involving student employees may also be reported to the Dean of Students.  Reporting suspected wrongdoing can be done in person, by phone, by letter, or by e-mail to auditor@nmu.edu.  Reporting also can be done anonymously in the following ways:

  1. The university’s online fraud reporting tool: http://www.nmu.edu/publicsafety/node/81
  2. Mail a letter to:

    Internal Auditor
    1401 Presque Isle Avenue
    506c Cohodas
    Marquette, MI 49855

Consumer Protection Contact

In addition to the university’s internal policy for reporting fraud and other consumer protection violations, NMU follows the federal guideline of providing a state contact where complaints can be filed.  To learn more go to www.nmu.edu/ConsumerProtection.