Legal and Compliance
Fraud and Irregularities, Policy on Fraud and Irregularities
March 19, 2013
This policy item applies to:
The State University of New York (SUNY) is committed to upholding the highest standard of honest behavior, ethical conduct, and fiduciary responsibility with respect to SUNY funds, resources, and property. As such, SUNY seeks to prevent and detect any fraud or irregularities and will diligently pursue any instance that involves SUNY-related activities or business.
It is the policy of SUNY that all members of the SUNY community:
It is the policy of SUNY that employees and individuals who lawfully report suspected fraud, waste, or abuse shall not suffer discharge, demotion, suspension, threats, harassment, discrimination, or other forms of retaliation for making such reports in good faith.
Fraud and irregularities include activities that are (1) a misappropriation of assets; (2) in violation of or non-compliant with any SUNY, New York State, or federal law, regulation, policy or procedure; (3) economically wasteful; (4) an indication of gross misconduct or incompetency; or (5) an unethical, improper, or dishonest act.
New York State Labor Law § 740, Retaliatory personnel action by employers; prohibition. (whistleblower protection)
New York State Civil Service Law § 75-b, Public Sector Whistleblower Law. (whistleblower protection)
SUNY Procedure on Reporting and Reviewing Fraud and Irregularities. Policy Document
No. 9001. - Fraud and Irregularities, Procedure on Reporting and Reviewing Fraud and Irregularities
[Note: There is a Form related to the corresponding procedure, via the Procedure Section of this policy, above.]
Memorandum to Presidents from the Senior Vice Chancellor, dated November 22, 1993, established protocol with regard to fraud investigations and audits that affect SUNY.
On March 19, 2013, the Board of Trustees adopted a Fraud Policy and revised Procedure through a resolution which updated the previous Fraud Procedure, Policy Document 9001, Procedures for Suspected Fraud or Irregular Activities.
There are no appendices relevant to this policy.