Reporting Compliance Violations and Concerns
Vanderbilt University Compliance Reporting Hotline
An anonymous, confidential, independently-run hotline is available to report compliance concerns and complaints. Reports can be made online at www.vanderbiltcompliancehotline.ethicspoint.com or by toll-free call to (844) 814-5935 .
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Complaints or concerns relating to VUMC, its hospitals, or clinics should be made to the VUMC Integrity Line at www.vumc.org/integrityline or by calling toll-free (866) 783-2287. You may also contact the VUMC Office of Compliance and Corporate Integrity at (615) 343-7266 or firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Anonymous Confidential Hotline
Vanderbilt University is committed to the highest standards of ethics, honesty, and integrity in pursuit of its mission of education, research, and public service. Vanderbilt’s Standards of Conduct and other policies provide rules and guidelines for all members of the Vanderbilt University community to ensure that we uphold the highest standards of ethics.
Vanderbilt University is committed to an environment where open, honest communication is the expectation, not the exception. We want you to feel comfortable approaching your supervisor or management in instances where you believe violations of policies or standards have occurred. However, in situations in which you prefer to place an anonymous report, Vanderbilt University maintains a confidential reporting hotline – the Vanderbilt University Compliance Reporting Hotline -- hosted by a third-party hotline provider, EthicsPoint. You are encouraged to submit reports through this hotline to (1) report violations of state or federal laws and regulations, Vanderbilt’s Standards of Conduct, or any other University policies or procedures; (2) ask for guidance related to the Standards of Conduct, or other policies or procedures; and (3) share positive suggestions and feedback.
The information you provide will be sent to us by EthicsPoint on a totally confidential and anonymous basis if you should choose, although you are also welcome to leave your name and contact information. The Vanderbilt representative investigating your report may send you a message via the anonymous EthicsPoint system if additional information is needed in order to thoroughly investigate your report of noncompliance. After you have made a report, EthicsPoint will provide you with a unique code that you can use later to get messages or provide additional information through either the phone or internet reporting systems, while maintaining your anonymity. Your comments will be heard and reports of noncompliance will be investigated.
EthicsPoint is NOT a 911 or Emergency Service:
Do not use this site to report events presenting an immediate threat to life or property. Reports submitted through this service may not receive an immediate response. If you require emergency assistance, please contact your local authorities.
Questions and concerns also may be directed to:University Compliance Officer Office of Audit, Risk, & Compliance
110 21st Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203
Phone: (615) 322-5162
Fax: (615) 343-6155
The following offices can also provide assistance with compliance-related matters:
Office of Human Resources
Environmental Health and Safety (VUMC Office of Clinical and Research Safety)
Vanderbilt Export Compliance
(615) 343-2426 or (615) 343-6070
Sponsored Programs Administration
Office of Animal Welfare Assurance
Purchasing & Payment Services
Office of the General Counsel