EthicsPoint Information

May 31, 2013

Dear Colleagues:

The University is committed to excellence in intellectual vitality, teaching, student learning, ethics, and service.  As part of this commitment to ethics and compliance with fiduciary responsibilities that are of the highest ethical standards, the University endeavors to protect, preserve, and enhance our resources.  Therefore, in adopting best practices that stem from the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, the University and all Iowa Regents institutions have contracted with a third party reporting firm, EthicsPoint, to provide a confidential and anonymous reporting option.

This reporting system allows an individual to make an anonymous report of

inappropriate financial misconduct or concerns either through a customized Web site https://secure.ethicspoint.com/domain/en/report_custom.asp?clientid=10957 or by placing a toll free call to 1-866-384-4277.  Individuals reporting an incident have the option to remain anonymous and designated administrators at UNI will receive the reports.  The University is committed to safeguarding the confidentiality of individuals who submit reports to EthicsPoint.

This process is being implemented to demonstrate the state of Iowa’s strong commitment to ethical conduct as well as provide guidance and accountability in our operations.  It is intended to supplement existing reporting systems and resources, as you are still encouraged to continue reporting concerns directly with applicable departments or programs.

I appreciate your cooperation as we continue to protect, preserve, and enhance our resources and move forward with these fiscal reporting systems.  My sincerest thanks to all who are good stewards of our resources and who uphold the highest standards of accountability.

Sincerely,

Bill Ruud

President