High ethical standards are vital to workplace morale and productivity, and maintaining them is a core value for UAB.
That is why the university is introducing the UAB Ethics Hotline, which enables you to inquire about or report actual or potential unethical or unlawful work-related behavior in a safe, anonymous way, online or over the phone. The hotline is designed for use by all members of the UAB community – the University of Alabama at Birmingham, UAB Health System, University of Alabama Health Services Foundation (HSF) and other UAB affiliates.
You can call the UAB Ethics Hotline toll-free at 1-866-362-9476 or report your issue online at www.uab.edu/ethics if you have concerns about possible violations of legal or ethical standards. Of course, you always have the option to discuss your concerns with your supervisor, the Office of Human Resources or a designated compliance officer, as well.
UAB implemented the Ethics Hotline as part of the university’s adoption of ethical and financial management practices mandated for for-profit entities by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. (Non-profit operations like UAB are not required to adopt the standards.) The Ethics Hotline is one in a series of initiatives designed to promote ethical business practices.
Visit www.uab.edu/ethics to read a list of frequently asked questions about the new Ethics Hotline.
What type of concerns should I report to the UAB Ethics Hotline?
You can call the UAB Ethics Hotline at 1-866-362-9476 or file a report online at www.uab.edu/ethics if you have questions or concerns about possible violations of legal or ethical standards. The line is administered by The Network Inc., a third-party organization that has provided confidential hotlines for nearly 25 years. Report concerns related to areas such as:
- Misuse of funds
- Conflict of interest
- Conduct of research activities, administration
- Clinical trials billing
- Data privacy
- Scientific misconduct
- Patient billing
Please keep in mind that UAB has alternative mechanisms for employees to use to report human resources-related issues. Any such issue, including any complaint of discrimination or harassment, should be brought to the attention of your supervisor, another supervisor in your department, or a representative of the Office of Human Resources.