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   Reporting Suspected Fraud, Waste and Abuse

Reporting of Suspected Fraud, Waste & Abuse Waste and abuse is generally defined as the intentional or unintentional consumption, destruction, diversion, manipulation, misapplication, misuse, or squandering of university resources to the detriment of the University.

The Internal Audit Department shall be notified in all cases where assets have or are thought to have been lost through defalcation or other security breaches in the financial and operating systems. Immediately upon such notifications, the Internal Audit Director should ensure that the President and the Chairperson of the Board of Visitors' Audit and Finance Committee have been notified of the potential loss.

The Internal Audit Department will perform sufficient tests to identify the weaknesses in financial and operating procedures that permitted the loss to occur and recommend improvements to correct the weaknesses. A form has been provided to facilitate the reporting of suspected improprieties to the Internal Audit Department. Strict confidentiality will be maintained over the reporting and investigation of such activities.