Reporting Line for Fraud & Fiscal Abuse | Internal Audit | Kent State University

Reporting Line for Fraud & Fiscal Abuse

What is the Purpose of the Reporting Line for Fraud and Fiscal Abuse?
  • The Reporting Line was established to provide a formalized mechanism to communicate fraud and fiscal abuse concerns.
  • Service is provided through Global Compliance, an independent company
  • Callers can provide their name or request anonymity
  • The Reporting Line is available to all employees and can be accessed toll free, 24/7 at:

1-800-683-5621 (U.S.A.)
800-788340 (Italy)
0800-56-1525 (Switzerland)

Why is an anonymous reporting hotline necessary?
  • Kent State University has responsibility for the stewardship of University resources.
  • Kent State is committed to the highest standards of fiscal responsibility in its operating environment.
  • Policy #3342-7-02.9, "Administrative policy for reporting and investigating fraud and fiscal abuse" was established to communicate the methods for members of the University community to report actual or suspected fraud or fiscal abuse and the process to be followed for investigating a report. 
  • The Reporting Line is intended to protect individuals who engage in good faith disclosure of a suspected violation.

If you encounter a situation in the workplace that you believe is in violation of the above-mentioned policy, we encourage you to discuss the issue with your supervisor, the head of your department, or another appropriate University official. If this is not a viable option or if you believe your concerns have not been addressed after reporting them, reports may be communicated through the reporting hotline or to the Office of Internal Audit at 330-672-8617.

The following categories of concerns cannot be reported through the KSU Reporting Line or The Office of Internal Audit:
  • Academic matters RE: faculty and/or students should be reported to the appropriate Dean or Chairperson.
  • Non-academic student conduct matters should be reported to the Office of Student Ombuds at 330-672-9494.