Webster University uses EthicsPoint to provide a simple, private, risk-free way to confidentially report activities that may involve financial misconduct or violations of the University’s policies.
If you prefer to report by telephone, please dial 1-866-294-9371. All reports are kept confidential.
Webster University considers employee concerns very important and requests your help and cooperation in resolving such issues. However, this service is not a substitute for, nor does it supersede, any existing reporting methods. The University continues to encourage employees to report concerns to their supervisor, Human Resources, or other campus entities, as appropriate. In addition, certain categories of concerns cannot be reported through this link or phone number. Please direct these to the appropriate areas, as instructed below.
Reports Not Accepted via This Form Include:
- Human Resource issues dealing with any form of sexual harassment or discrimination should be reported to the Chief Human Resources Officer at 314-968-6960 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Safety issues in and around campus should be reported to the director of Public Safety at 314-246-7430 or email@example.com
- Academic issues dealing with instructors or grading programs should be directed to the President at 314-968-8242 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Residential Life issues surrounding roommates, on-campus living, etc., should be directed to AVP Student Affairs & Dean of Students at 314-968-6980 or email@example.com
To Make a Report:
Reporting can be made in three different categories:
- Financial Matters: Accounting or internal control issues fraud, theft or other financial issues
- Human Resources Matters: Confidential issues, falsification of reports and/or contracts
- Information Technology Matters: Misuse of University electronic records and/or student information
Each of the above three (3) categories has multiple sections from which to select. Please review the descriptions below in order to report on the appropriate issue.
- Accounting and auditing matters
- Falsification of contracts, reports, or records
- Improper disclosure of financial records
- Conflict of interest
- Discrimination or harassment
- EEOC or ADA matters
- Employee benefits abuses
- Employee misconduct
- Offensive or inappropriate communication
- Sexual harassment
- Time abuse (inaccurate reporting of time and/or vacation)
- Unsafe work conditions
- Violence or threat
- Malicious/inappropriate use of technology
- Misuse of resources
The unethical systematic recording and analysis of the business and financial transactions associated with generally accepted accounting practices. (Examples include misstatement of revenues, misstatement of expenses, misstatement of assets, misapplications of GAAP principles, wrongful transactions.)
Falsification of records consists of altering, falsifying, or forging all or any part of a document, contract, or record for the purpose of gaining an advantage, or misrepresenting the value of the document, contract, or record. Failure to complete and post or file data and reports required by law to governmental agencies.
Human Resources Definitions
A conflict of interest is defined as a situation in which a person, such as a public official, an employee, or a professional, has a private or personal interest sufficient to appear to influence the objective exercise of his or her official duties. (Examples include inappropriate vendor relations bribery, misuse of confidential information, inappropriate customer relations.)
Uninvited and unwelcome verbal or physical conduct directed at an employee because of his or her sex, religion, ethnicity, or beliefs. (Examples include bias in hiring, bias in assignments, wrongful termination, bias in promotions, bias in educational decisions, unfair compensation, inappropriate language.) Use of retaliation or retribution.
Information Technology Definitions
Use of Institution’s Information Technology that violates the “Usage of Technology Resources Policy.”
Improper or unauthorized use of this Institution’s resources and technologies for personal gain.
This is Not a 911 or Emergency Service
Do not use this site to report events presenting an immediate threat to life or property. Reports submitted through this service may not receive an immediate response. If you require emergency assistance, please contact your local authorities.
Webster University asserts that all reports submitted via EthicsPoint will be handled promptly and discreetly. No retaliatory action will be taken against anyone, acting in good faith, who reports breaches or potential breaches of Webster’s policies. Reports filed through EthicsPoint will be given careful attention by Webster’s senior officials with the objective of corroborating the facts and then correcting the situation that is being reported. The University expects all reports to be made in good faith and to address legitimate issues and/or concerns.