Procedures for Reporting Violations or Concerns

The university’s compliance effort focuses mainly on teaching members of the university community the appropriate compliance standards for the areas in which they work. Nevertheless, violations may occur. In addition, members of the university community may have concerns about matters that they are not sure represent violations. This section describes community members’ responsibilities for reporting violations or concerns, and how these responsibilities may be carried out.

Each community member is expected to report violations or concerns about violations of this code of conduct that come to his/her attention. Managers have a special duty to adhere to the standards set forth in this code of conduct, to recognize violations and to enforce the standards. Disciplinary actions for proven violations of this Code, or for retaliation against anyone who reports possible violations, will be determined on a case-by-case basis and may include termination of employment. Individuals who violate the code may also be subject to civil and criminal charges in some circumstances.


How to Report a Violation or Discuss a Concern

You may report violations or concerns to your immediate supervisor or department head, if appropriate. You may also call the University Compliance Hotline at the number established for this purpose: 314-362-4998. Reports may be made anonymously to this number, if the caller so desires. This telephone line has no caller identification or number recognition.

The Online Reporting Form can also be used to report violations or concerns.

For matters dealing with one of the specific areas below, you may call the number indicated, or you may call the University Compliance Office at 314-362-4915.


Animal Care Issues
Jennifer Lodge, Vice Chancellor for Research
314-747-0515


Computer Use & Security Policies
John Gohsman, Vice Chancellor and Chief Information Officer
314-935-7391

Kevin Hardcastle, Chief Information Security Officer
314-935-7986


Conflict of Interest Issues – Research
Jennifer Lodge, Vice Chancellor for Research
314-747-0515


Conflict of Interest – Clinical and Physician
Relationship with Drug and Medical Equipment or Device Companies

Dr. James Crane, Assoc. Vice Chancellor for Clinical Affairs
314-362-6249


Conflict of Interest – Procurement
Alan Kuebler, Asst. Vice Chancellor for Resource Mgt.
314-935-5727


Environmental Health and Safety
Bruce Backus, Asst. Vice Chancellor for Environmental Health & Safety
314-362-6816


Export Control
Laura Langton, Export Control Manager
(314) 747-1378

Jennifer Lodge, Vice Chancellor for Research
(314) 747-0515


Finance
Amy Kweskin, Vice Chancellor for Finance & CFO
314-935-9018


HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act)
HIPAA Privacy Issues
Sondra Hornsey, Privacy Officer
314-747-0865

HIPAA Security Issues
Kevin Hardcastle, Chief Information Security Officer
314-935-7986


Human Studies
Jennifer Lodge, Vice Chancellor for Research
314-747-0515


Human Resources/Personnel Issues
All Campuses
Legail Chandler, Vice Chancellor for Human Resources
314-935-7746

Apryle Cotton, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Human Resources
314-362-6774


International Activities/Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
Michael Dunlap, Associate Vice Chancellor for Finance & Controller
314-935-9853


Physician and Medical Professional Billing
Jane Ditch, Director of Physician Billing Compliance
314-747-7660


Research Financial Management
Jennifer Lodge, Vice Chancellor for Research
314-747-0515


Research Integrity
Jennifer Lodge, Vice Chancellor for Research
314-747-0515