Georgia Southern University to Participate in International Fraud Awareness Week Nov. 16-22
Georgia Southern University will participate in International Fraud Awareness Week – Nov. 16-22. It is part of an effort by the University System of Georgia to promote an ethical culture and to bring awareness to the common and uncommon instances of fraud or ethical violations within the campus community.
“Georgia Southern University recognizes that an ethical, efficient and effective work environment is essential in our continuing effort to successfully accomplish our mission,” said Brooks A. Keel, Ph.D., president. “Fraud, waste and abuse directly impact our stewardship responsibilities and the well-being of individuals within our campus community.”
Throughout the week, the campus community will receive video messages from President Keel, and such offices as Public Safety, Human Resources, Finance, Information Technology and Academics on stewardship, prevention, integrity, responsibility, inspiration and trust.
“Reporting fraud and ethical violations is everyone’s responsibility. The cost of fraud, waste, abuse, and unethical activity is not only financial, but also affects employee morale and the University’s reputation,” said Jana Briley, chief audit officer and director of Audit and Advisory Services. “As good stewards, we must take an active stance against fraud, waste, abuse, and unethical activity. To help with this effort, the University has an Ethics and Compliance Reporting Hotline.”
In addition to video messaging, posters and digital signage will be visible across campus and all faculty and staff will receive a tip card with reporting information.
For more information on Fraud Awareness Week, or to report a fraud or ethical violation, visit Georgiasouthern.edu/reportfraud or call 1-877-516-3445. Members of the public are also encouraged to report.