FRAUD POLICY

Initiated: March 20, 2004
Approved: July 8, 2004

Purpose

To establish a policy pertaining to the prohibition and investigation of incidents of fraudulent financial reporting, misappropriation of assets and corruption as well as other relevant issues.

Applicability

All university employees: full time, part time, casual labor, temporary labor and student.

Policy

It is the policy of Northern Michigan University that all acts of fraud (fraudulent financial reporting, misappropriation of assets and corruption) will be taken seriously and dealt with appropriately. All violations should be reported, and a single incident is sufficient grounds for investigation, and may result in disciplinary action including termination, and/or arrest and prosecution. Further, it is the policy of Northern Michigan University that no employee will be subject to disciplinary action because he or she reports, or is about to report a violation or suspected violation of law, regulation, or rule promulgated pursuant to the laws of Michigan.

References

Michigan Compiled Laws Annotated, Section 750.218 et seq., and 750.271 et seq.

For additional information see: http://www.michiganlegislature.org/mileg.asp?page=getObject&objName=MCL-750-218

Initiating Department

Public Safety and Police Services
Internal Auditor
Human Resources

Procedures

Any incident, or suspected incident of fraud, should be reported to the Department of Public Safety & Police Services, the Internal Auditor or the Human Resources Department. Incidents involving student employees may also be reported to the Dean of Students.

Individuals desiring to remain anonymous may report their concerns at our crime tips page. Individuals who would like to speak directly to a public safety officer should call 906-227-2151. All calls are kept confidential and treated in the same manner as those made via the crime tips page.

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.