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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.
All University employees, full time, part time, temporary, casual labor, students.
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.
Michigan P.A. 469 of 1980 (Whistleblower Protection Act)
INITIATING DEPARTMENTS / DIVISIONS
Public Safety and Police Services / Presidents Division
For purposes of this Policy, the following terms shall have these meanings.
Reports of violations or suspected violations will be kept confidential to the extent possible, consistent with the need to conduct an adequate investigation.
An investigation participant who refuses to participate or respond to reasonable investigative requests, or who knowingly provides false or materially inaccurate information in the course of an investigation shall also be subject to disciplinary sanctions up to and including termination or expulsion from the University.