Report Fraud, Waste or Abuse

Please note: The position of Internal Auditor is in transition at this time. Ed Steinmetz, Jr., Senior Vice President for Finance & Administration will be reviewing reports in the interim.

Fraud Hotline

You may report suspected fraud, waste or abuse by contacting Ed Steinmetz, Jr., Senior Vice President for Finance & Administration at (570) 941-4289, email, submitting the Anonymous Reporting Form, mail or a personal office visit at:

The University of Scranton
Office of Finance and Treasurer
St. Thomas Hall, Room 200B
Linden Street and Monroe Avenue
Scranton, PA 18510

Anonymous Reporting Form

The University of Scranton's Office of Internal Audit has established a online reporting form to provide a mechanism to ask questions, make comments about the internal audit process, or to provide information about a concern that you may have regarding University activities.
When you submit information using the form below, you are encouraged to provide as much detailed information as possible. Include names, titles, and departments of the people involved, alleged actions, specific concerns, specific fund and account information, when the situation took place, etc. If you wish you may also state your name and telephone number (optional). Your information will be handled confidentially and discreetly as possible. The University of Scranton prohibits retaliation against anyone who submits a good faith report of fraud or waste.

Submit your report through our Anonymous Reporting Form

Note: If you are witnessing a crime in progress, immediately call University Police at 570-941-7777 (extension 7777 on campus) or 911.

All reports made will be reviewed by the Internal Auditor and they will be taken seriously. The Internal Auditor, in consultation with University's General Counsel, will determine whether an investigation is appropriate.

Purpose of Fraud Policy

The University of Scranton's policy on fraud is intended to protect the assets and interests of the University, help ensure compliance with University policies and government laws and regulations, and provide a proactive and coordinated approach toward resolution of fraud at the University.

Policy on Fraud

The University of Scranton may investigate any reported fraudulent or misuse of University resources or property, as well as any reported violations of University policies or government laws and regulations.

Any individual found to have engaged in fraudulent conduct, as defined in this policy, is subject to disciplinary action by the University, which may include dismissal or expulsion, as well as prosecution by appropriate law enforcement authorities.

Definition of Fraud

For purposes of this policy fraud generally involves a willful or deliberate act or failure to act with the intention of obtaining an unauthorized benefit. Such acts include, but are not limited to:
  1. Making or altering documents or computer files with the intent to defraud.
  2. Purposely reporting inaccurate financial information.
  3. Misappropriation or misuse of University resources, such as funds, supplies or other assets.
  4. Improper handling or reporting of money transactions.
  5. Authorizing or receiving compensation for goods not received or services not performed.
  6. Authorizing or receiving compensation for hours not worked.
  7. Knowingly submitting false information in order to receive a benefit from the University.
  8. Accepting bribes or kickbacks from vendors or other parties in exchange for University business or other benefits.
  9. Creating or allowing inappropriate conflict of interest conditions to exist.
It is a violation of this policy for any University employee or student to make a groundless allegation of fraudulent conduct that is made with reckless disregard for truth and that is intended to be disruptive or cause harm to another individual or individuals.

Responsibility for Fraud

It is the responsibility of all University employees to report suspected fraud and waste. Whenever such conditions exist, the integrity and financial well being of the University may be damaged. As concerned and caring citizens of the University Community you are encouraged to report all known or suspected fraud and waste.
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