Webster University uses Maxient Reporting 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 833-771-2253.  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 Included in Maxient Service 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 cherylfritz49@webster.edu
  • Safety issues in and around campus should be reported to the director of Public Safety at 314-246-7430 or rickgerger06@webster.edu
  • Academic issues dealing with instructors, grading programs should be directed to the President at 314-968-8242 or julianschuster@webster.edu
  • Residential Life issues surrounding roommates, on-campus living, etc. should be directed to AVP Student Affairs & Dean of Students at 314-968-6980 or buckjh@webster.edu

 

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.

 

Reporting Categories

Financial

  • Accounting and auditing matters
  • Falsification of contracts, reports, or records
  • Fraud
  • Improper disclosure of financial records
  • Theft/embezzlement

Human Resources

  • 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

Information Technology

  • Malicious/inappropriate use of technology
  • Misuse of resources

Financial Definitions

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.

The intentional misrepresentation or concealment of information in order to deceive, mislead, or acquire something of value. A fraud is an intentional deception perpetrated to secure an unfair gain. (Examples include: violation of policy, sabotage.)

Careless, unlawful, or fraudulent conduct in recording, preparing, reporting, disclosing of either the value or the content of a contract, report, statement, document, record, or electronic file.

The act of stealing; specifically, the felonious taking and removing of personal property with intent to deprive the rightful owner of it. To appropriate (as property entrusted to one’s care) fraudulently to one’s own use. (Examples include: bookkeeping errors, misapplication of funds, and mishandling of cash.)

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.

Failure to meet requirements as defined by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or American Disability Act (ADA). (Examples include: nepotism, proper disability access.)

Improper, misleading or deceptive actions/statements, falsification of records, or misrepresentation of actual conditions related to institution benefits plans, including health and supplemental insurance plans, tuition benefits, and sick or other paid time-off programs.

Involves any employee conduct that is in violation of the institution’s code of conduct, ethics policy, faculty handbook, or any other printed materials that constitute employee conduct. Time abuse concerns about an employee or manager who are falsifying his/her work hours.

The use of inflammatory, derogatory, unduly critical, or insulting communication to a staff person, faculty, administrator, alumni, or student.

The making of unwanted and offensive sexual advances or of sexually offensive remarks or acts, especially by one in a superior or supervisory position or when acquiescence to such behavior is a condition of continued employment, promotion, or satisfactory evaluation.

Concerns about an employee or manager who is falsifying his/her work hours.

Failure of meeting requirements needed to perform all duties in a secure environment. Potential areas of harm. (Examples include: environmental damage, OSHA, EPA, supervisor directive, housekeeping.)

Violence is an expression of the intention to inflict evil, injury, or damage to a person or their property. (Examples include: direct, veiled, conditional, violent.)

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.

Maxient Reporting 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's Commitment

Webster University asserts that all reports submitted via Maxient Reporting will be handled promptly and discreetly.  No retaliatory action will be taken against anyone, acting in god faith, who reports breaches or potential breaches of Webster’s policies.  Reports filed through Maxient 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.