8.10 Complaints of Policy Violations

(Amended 4/17)

All complaints regarding violations of this policy shall be referred (for faculty) to the Executive Vice President and Provost, or (for staff) to the Chief Human Resources Officer. If the Executive Vice President and Provost or the Chief Human Resources Officer receives a specific and credible complaint from any source that a conflict-of-interest-in-employment relationship exists, he or she shall investigate the matter immediately in order to determine whether any conflict of interest in employment exists and, if so, whether a management plan is in place. Because of the sensitive nature of this type of complaint, any investigation shall only be undertaken personally by the Executive Vice President and Provost, appropriate vice president, or associate provost or associate vice president and shall not be delegated to another. If he or she determines that a conflict exists but that no management plan has been implemented, he or she shall identify the first neutral supervisor for the purpose of developing an appropriate management plan. If he or she determines that no such relationship exists, or that it does exist but that an appropriate management plan is in place, he or she shall so advise the complainant.