The University provides various mechanisms to assist and encourage individuals to come forward in good faith with reports or concerns, regardless of whether the individual is personally involved in the matter. The following are the links to the reporting mechanisms and/or specific guidance in place for employees for various types of issues. The SpeakUP@Mines reporting may be used for any of these reports as well or for topics not listed here. 


Type of Report Examples Reporting
Accounting Irregularities
  • Questionable accounting practices
  • Management override
  • Omitting information for required disclosures
Conflict of Interest (COI)
  • Undisclosed significant financial interest in research
  • Consulting on research that conflicts with other interests
  • Employee’s business conducting business with the school

Policy governs process.

Conflicts of interest should be disclosed.

Employee Mistreatment/Personnel Issue
  • Wage and hour issues
  • Bullying
  • Insubordination
  • Inappropriate communications
  • Inappropriate physical behavior (drug or alcohol use, personal hygiene, threatening behavior)
Environmental Health & Safety
  • Unsafe lab conditions or behaviors
  • Environmental problem
  • Safety suggestion
EHS Safety Concern Report Form
Employee Theft
  • Stealing school resources
  • Stealing cash
Reports can be made to Public Safety.
Executive Management Concerns
  • Misconduct with top-level management involvement
Faculty Grievances
  • Employment-related concerns (matters directly affecting the faculty member’s working conditions or working assignments)
Policy governs reporting procedures.
  • Theft of university assets for personal benefit
  • Bribes or kick-backs
  • Improper financial reporting
  • Purchase of personal items with university funds
  • Falsification of time sheets or university records
  • Supervising a family member or spouse
Personal Relationships
  • Person in position of trust in a romantic or sexual relationship with a student
Policy or Regulatory Non-compliance
  • Violation of FERPA
  • Not safeguarding sensitive information
  • Violation of export controls, financial policies or BOT policies
Reports can be made to the Office of Compliance and Policy.
Research Misconduct or Academic Fraud
  • Misuse of sponsored funds
  • Breach of policies
  • Plagiarism
  • Falsification or fabrication of results
  • Departure from accepted practices
Policy governs reporting to the Research Integrity Officer(RIO).
Sexual Harassment, Sexual Violence, and Discrimination
  • Sexual assault, harassment, or discrimination
  • Stalking
  • Domestic Violence against an employee or student

Policy governs reporting.

Reports may be made to Title IX personnel, as listed on the Title IX webpage.

Waste and Abuse
  • Misuse of resources
  • Paying more for purchased products
Reports can be made to the Director of Internal Audit.
Workplace Violence
  • Threats
  • Destruction of property
  • Intimidation or bullying
  • Endangerment of safety
Policy governs reporting to a supervisor, Public Safety, or Human Resources.