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A message from University Compliance, Ethics, and Risk

All of us at some point in our education, our careers, and life, will be presented with a situation where we have two choices – to remain silent, or to speak up. We understand that there is a risk when speaking up. When we witness or have knowledge about an illegal activity, it is our duty to bring those issues forward, regardless of what that means for us personally. If what we encounter is a potentially unethical or questionable practice, these can sometimes be more difficult decisions to make because the right thing to do may not be so easy to identify, and the risk to us personally may seem too great. In this edition of the IntegrityStar we explore these concerns and offer some insight into why employees may be hesitant to speak up. Take a minute to read the articles Reporting Misconduct – Is the Door Really Open? and Reluctant to use the UCF IntegrityLine? to learn more about the common perceptions with reporting and the reality behind those perceptions.

Since our inaugural edition of the IntegrityStar in 2016 we’ve provided you with annual updates on the types of cases submitted to the UCF IntegrityLine. Our April 2016 and October 2017 editions featured articles on the IntegrityLine, in this edition we provide an update on reports for 2018.

The office has a new addition to the team – Andrea Gandy, Director of Enterprise Risk and Insurance Management, joined University Compliance, Ethics, and Risk in June. Andrea will lead the Risk Management team in overseeing the university’s insurance portfolio and will collaborate with university stakeholders to develop and execute UCF’s enterprise risk management program. Please join us in welcoming Andrea!

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