UCSD Hotline
University of California, San Diego


January 3, 2000


Dear Colleagues:

The University is committed to maintaining the highest standards of conduct in the fulfillment of its education, research, public service, and patient care missions. As UCSD faculty, staff, and students, we have an obligation to understand and follow the laws, regulations, policies and procedures that govern our academic and business practices, and to assure that violations of established guidelines are handled appropriately.

Individuals are encouraged to discuss concerns about possible improper activity directly with their supervisors or department heads, and to take advantage of other campus reporting mechanisms currently in place. To provide an alternative avenue for reporting concerns anonymously, we have established the UCSD Hotline.

The Hotline was developed to take calls from faculty, staff, and students on an anonymous basis regarding possible fraud, such as misuse of assets, potential false billings, conflict of interest or other compliance issues. An independent service fields Hotline calls and relays concerns back to the University for further review and action. The Hotline is staffed by trained personnel seven days a week, twenty-four hours per day. The toll free number is 1-877-319-0265. Please contact Internal Audit Services at 858-534-3617 if you would like a brochure about the Hotline mailed to you.

Our goal is to ensure that the integrity of the University and its employees is above reproach, a goal which I am confident we all share. This Hotline is another valuable service to assist us in creating an environment that supports and promotes our missions, our Principles of Community, and our professional ethics.


                                                     Robert C. Dynes