Whistleblower

Date Approved:3-30-2011
Last Revision:3-30-2011
Last Reviewed:3-30-2011
Approved By:President
Oversight Unit:NMU POLICE DEPARTMENT
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Purpose

To establish a policy under which an employee who suspects improper conduct with respect to the University may report that improper conduct without risk of retaliation.  This policy is intended to encourage and enable employees to inform the University of improper conduct (as defined below), and participate in hearings, investigations, legislative inquiries, court actions, or other official inquiries.  This policy also is intended to guide the University in actions to address improper conduct. 

Applicability

All University employees, full time, part time, temporary, casual labor, students.

Policy

 

It is the policy of Northern Michigan University to abide by current applicable whistleblower protection law.  No whistleblower who, in good faith reports, is about to report, or participates in the investigation of improper conduct shall be harassed, retaliated against, or suffer adverse employment consequence.  An employee of the University who retaliates against a person who in good faith reports improper conduct is subject to discipline up to and including termination of employment as well as any penalties and fines defined by State and Federal law. 

 

REFERENCES

Michigan P.A. 469 of 1980 (Whistleblower Protection Act)
U.S. Department of Labor Office of Whistleblower Protection Laws and Regulations

 

INITIATING DEPARTMENTS / DIVISIONS

Public Safety and Police Services / Presidents Division
Internal Auditor / Presidents Division
Human Resources / Finance and Administration Division