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Whistleblower Policy

Protection from Retaliation for Reporting Suspected Wrongdoing

UTSA is committed to including employees in the process of ensuring that UTSA operates in an ethical, honest, and lawful manner. It is therefore the policy of
UTSA to:
  1. Encourage employees to report, or cause to be reported, and to assist in any investigation by persons authorized or responsible for such matters, known or suspected violations of laws, rules, policies, or regulations, or improper activities; and
  2. Prohibit unlawful retaliation against employees as a consequence of good faith actions in the reporting of, or the participation in an investigation pertaining to, allegations of wrongdoing.

This web site has been developed to provide comprehensive access to information on UTSA policies and procedures for reporting wrongdoing, including suspected or known compliance violations or retaliation.

Reporting of and Protection from Retaliation
Reporting Violations of Laws, Rules or Regulations
Reporting Sexual Harassment
Reporting Discrimination
Filing an Employee Grievance

Policies and Procedures Regarding Reporting of and Protection from Retaliation:
UTS131: Protection from Retaliation for Reporting Suspected Wrongdoing
Procedures for Reporting and Handling an Allegation of Retaliation
Retaliation Complaint Submission Form

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The UTSA Retaliation Complaint Officer is:
James Weaver
Director, Office of Institutional Compliance and Risk Services
The University of Texas at San Antonio
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, Texas 78249-1644
(210) 458-4992
James.Weaver@utsa.edu

Anonymous Reporting of Known or Suspected Violations of Laws, Rules, Regulations, or Policies:
Call the anonymous UTSA Hotline at 1-877-270-5051.

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The UTSA Compliance Officer is:
J. Richard Dawson
Executive Director of Audit, Compliance and Risk Services
The University of Texas at San Antonio
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, Texas 78249-1644
(210) 458-4237
dick.dawson@utsa.edu

 

In the event that the alleged wrong doing applies to the UT System as a whole, individuals may alternatively submit a report though one of the following:

  1. System-wide Compliance Hotline at 1-888-228-7786
  2. System-wide Compliance email address at systemwidecomp@utsystem.edu
  3. UT System-wide Compliance Officer

The UT System-wide Compliance Officer is:
Larry Plutko
System Audit Office
201 West 7th Street, ASH 3
Austin, TX 78701-2982
(512) 579-5095
lplutko@utsystem..edu

 

The UTSA Ethics Officer is:
Gail Jensen
Chief Legal Officer, Office of Legal Affairs
The University of Texas at San Antonio
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, Texas 78249-1644
 (210) 458-4105
liz.mitchell@utsa.edu

 

Reporting Sexual Harassment or Sexual Misconduct:
UTSA Policy on Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct
Incidents should be immediately reported to the appropriate supervisor of the accused employee, and/or:
Leonard Flaum
Sr. Equal Opportunity Investigator, Equal Opportunity Services
The University of Texas at San Antonio
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, Texas 78249-1644
 (210) 458-4120
Leonard.Flaum@utsa.edu

In the event the alleged wrongdoing applies to the UT System as a whole, individuals may alternatively submit a report to:
Joanne Edge
Equal Employment Opportunity Officer
702 Colorado Street, Suite 2.150
Austin, Texas 78701-2981
(512) 499-4656
jedge@utsystem.edu

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Reporting Discrimination:
UTSA Policy on Nondiscrimination
UTSA Policy on Workplace Accommodations for Disabilities
For assistance with discrimination complaints, contact:
Leonard Flaum
Sr. Equal Opportunity Investigator, Equal Opportunity Services
The University of Texas at San Antonio
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, Texas 78249-1644
 (210) 458-4120
Leonard.Flaum@utsa.edu

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Filing an Employee Grievance:
Regent Policy: Employee Grievance Procedure
UTSA Grievance Policies and Procedures for Non-Faculty
UTSA Grievance Policies and Procedures for Faculty
For more information on procedures for filing an employee grievance, contact:
David Diaz
Associate Director, Employee Relations
The University of Texas at San Antonio
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, Texas 78249
(210) 458-5771
david.diaz@utsa.edu

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