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Whistleblower & Retaliation 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.


Reporting Discrimination

This website 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.


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

  • 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
    institutional.compliance@utsa.edu

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Anonymous Reporting of Known or Suspected Violations of Laws, Rules, Regulations, or Policies:

Fill out the Compliance Hotline form or by phone at 210-458-5365.

  • The UTSA Compliance 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
    institutional.compliance@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 1-877-217-2426
  2. System-wide Compliance email address at reports@lighthouse-services.com
  3. UT System-wide Compliance Officer
  • The UT System-wide Chief Compliance and Risk Officer is:
    Philip B. Dendy
    System-wide Compliance
    210 West 7th Street
    Austin, TX 78701
    (512) 499-4578

  • The UTSA Ethics Officer is:
    Jay Rossello
    Chief Legal Officer, Office of Legal Affairs
    The University of Texas at San Antonio
    One UTSA Circle
    San Antonio, TX 78249-1644
    (210) 458-4105

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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:
Suzanne Patrick
Director, Office of Equal Opportunity Services
The University of Texas at San Antonio
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, Texas 78249-1644
 (210) 458-4120
eos.office@utsa.edu

In the event the alleged wrongdoing applies to the UT System as a whole, individuals may alternatively submit a report to:

  • Faye Godwin
    UT System Equal Employment Opportunity Officer
    702 Colorado Street, Suite 3.220
    Austin, Texas 78701
    (512) 499-4587
    fgodwin@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:

  • Suzanne Patrick
    Director, Office of Equal Opportunity Services
    The University of Texas at San Antonio
    One UTSA Circle
    San Antonio, Texas 78249-1644
     (210) 458-4120
    eos.office@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:

  • Wanda Boller
    Executive Director, Human Resources
    The University of Texas at San Antonio
    One UTSA Circle
    San Antonio, Texas 78249
    (210) 458-4883
    HRBP@utsa.edu

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