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 their 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. The University Compliance Office telephone line has no caller identification or number recognition.

You may also access an online reporting form on the Code of Conduct website (http://codeofconduct.wustl.edu/) that can be used to report violations or concerns which can also be reported anonymously.

For matters related to human resources policy violations or concerns about your workplace, utilize the HR Confidential Concern Portal.  Concerns can be raised confidentially with regard to Human Resources policy violations or your workplace environment. Access the portal online or call 1-844-484-5957.

For patient matters or patient concerns, please call 314-867-3627 or complete the form on the following site: https://physiciansforms.wustl.edu/contact-us/

For matters dealing with one of the specific areas below, you may call the indicated number.


Animal Care Issues
Dr. Mark Lowe, Vice Chancellor for Research, Interim
314-747-0515


Computer Use & Security Policies
Matters pertaining to the Danforth Campus schools or the Central Fiscal Unit:
Chris Shull, Chief Information Security Officer
314-747-2310

Matters pertaining to the School of Medicine:
Joe Susai, WUSM Executive Director & Chief Information Security Officer
314-273-4733


Conflict of Interest Issues – Research
Dr. Mark Lowe, Vice Chancellor for Research, Interim
314-747-0515


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

Dr. Paul Scheel, Vice Chancellor for Clinical Affairs
314-362-6249


Conflict of Interest – Procurement
Gregory Parrott, Director, Resource Management
314-935-4395


Environmental Health and Safety
Lance Franklin, Asst. Vice Chancellor for Environmental Health & Safety
314-362-6816


Export Control
Hollie Noia, Manager, Research Compliance & Integrity
314-747-1378

Dr. Mark Lowe, Vice Chancellor for Research, Interim
314-747-0515


Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA)
Keri Disch, University Registrar
314-935-5567


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


HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act)
HIPAA Privacy Issues
Christine Schorb, HIPAA Privacy Officer
314-747-4975

HIPAA Security Issues

Matters pertaining to the School of Medicine:

Joe Susai, WUSM Executive Director & Chief Information Security Officer
314-273-4733

Matters pertaining to Danforth Campus schools or the Central Fiscal Unit:

Chris Shull, Chief Information Security Officer
314-747-2310


Human Studies
Dr. Mark Lowe, Vice Chancellor for Research, Interim
314-747-0515


Human Resources/Personnel Issues
All Campuses
Scot Bemis, 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
Amy Kweskin, Executive Vice Chancellor for Finance & CFO
314-935-9018


Minors at Washington University or Participating in Washington University Programs and Requirements regarding Reporting Suspected Child Abuse, Neglect and Inappropriate interactions with Minors
David Goodwin, Chief of Campus Police, Interim
314-935-2772

John Ursch, Executive Director of Protective Services at WUSM
314-362-4357

Scot Bemis, Vice Chancellor for Human Resources
314-935-7746


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


Research Financial Management
Dr. Mark Lowe, Vice Chancellor for Research, Interim
314-747-0515


Research Integrity
Dr. Mark Lowe, Vice Chancellor for Research, Interim
314-747-0515