Reporting Fraud, Waste and Abuse
Employees and students are encouraged to report fraud, waste or other concerns suggestive of dishonest or illegal activities. Reports can be made in several ways:
- Call UHCL Office of Human Resources: 281-283-2160
- Online: www.MySafeCampus.com
- Call MySafeCampus Hotline: 1-800-716-9007
- Call UHS Director of Internal Auditing: 713-743-8000
- State Auditor’s Office to report fraud
MySafeCampus is a third party incident reporting system. This secure system is intended to provide a comfortable environment for reporting as well as complete anonymity if that is your preference. MySafeCampus is not affiliated in any way with the University of Houston System. This reporting system supplements UHS SAM 01.C.04 Reporting/Investigating Fraudulent Acts which also addresses the confidential reporting of fraud and other noncompliance.
Why do we have this program?
This program is intended to build trust and enable dialogue between the university and reporting individuals without requiring identity disclosure, if that is the preference. This is a part of our overall campus Institutional Compliance program to promote and support a culture of compliance with applicable laws and regulations and to build compliance consciousness into the daily activities of university employees.
The State of Texas has a significant interest in uncovering fraud and regulatory abuse.
Governor Executive Order, RP36, relating to preventing, detecting and eliminating
fraud and waste recommends as a best practice that state agencies and universities
have a way for employees to report fraud or other compliance issues anonymously. Universities
and colleges, including UHCL, have adopted pro-active measures to help mitigate the
risks of litigation, fines, unfavorable publicity and other liabilities associated with fraud and other illegal activities.
For additional questions, contact:
Bayou Building B2537
2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 167
Houston, TX 77058-1002
MySafeCampus provides two options. Regardless of which option is selected, you will
not be required to provide any personally identifiable information
unless you choose to:
- You may log on to www.MySafeCampus.com from any computer with internet access to create and submit a report by following the simple format.
- You may also call a toll-free number, 1-800-716-9007, which is forwarded to a call center unaffiliated with the university and available 24/7. When you call, an individual trained in reporting will take your call and interview you in detail about your concern.
Upon submission of a report, you will be provided with an access number and you will be asked to generate a personal confidential password. Your access number and personal password will enable you to anonymously re-enter the site at any time. You will be able to send and receive messages pertaining to your report and you can participate in any follow-up. You can call MySafeCampus at 1-800-716-9007 or log in to www.MySafeCampus.com to check report status. Once your unique access code and password is entered, you may continue anonymous dialogue with us through the "talk to your organization" message board. You should know that your report will instantly be forwarded to the appropriate officials within the university and an acknowledgement will be provided the next business day. Your report is not publicly available at any time and will only be seen by approved campus personnel. Upon receiving your report, the University will determine what action to take.
laws or regulations or dishonest activities. You may also report concerns regarding troubling employee or student behaviors that raise safety concerns. If reporting online, report under the “Campus Safety/Security Concerns” section. Personal dissatisfaction should not be reported through MySafeCampus. Complaints about wages work hours, performance evaluations, merit raises, grades and so forth, should be addressed with the appropriate department or school.
The university is committed to maintaining the confidentiality and anonymity of all individuals who make such reports to the extent allowed by law. Pursuant to federal and state laws and university policy, all employees of the University of Houston System have the right to report suspected compliance failures. Employees who report compliance failures in good faith will be protected from retaliation. Anyone who retaliates against an employee who reports a compliance failure shall be subject to disciplinary action up to and including dismissal. If you believe you are experiencing retaliation based on a report you have made, you should do a follow up communication to MySafeCampus.