ND Integrity Line
||Contacting ND Integrity Line
If talking with your supervisor or other administrator is not an option in dealing with a workplace concern, the ND Integrity Line is a toll-free phone number you can call to discuss your concerns about questionable or unethical behavior.
The ND Integrity Line is available at any time of the day or night. No call-tracing or recording devices are used. If you wish, you may remain completely anonymous.
Integrity is a Commitment
Notre Dame has a unique spirit, which is supported by our community’s commitment to core values such as integrity, accountability, teamwork, leadership in mission, and leadership in excellence.
Sometimes, we are confronted by concerns in the workplace that conflict with our core values – concerns such as:
- Violence or threatening behavior
- Substance abuse
- Safety issues
- Fraudulent accounting or financial reporting
- Violations of law or regulatory compliance
Each of the above affects us adversely, both on a personal level and as part of a larger community. Each of these can be addressed if the right person is informed.
Many concerns regarding policies and procedures can be addressed by the Office of Human Resources.
- Visit the HR website
- View the University’s online Policy Manual
- View the University’s Employee Grievance Procedure
- Call the askHR hotline at 631-5900
- Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have a financial concern, you can also contact Audit and Advisory Services at 631-3088.
If you are a student, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at 631-5550.
Talk To Your Supervisor First
The first step to addressing any concern or issue is to talk with your immediate supervisor. If talking with your supervisor is not a valid option, we encourage you to voice your concern to higher levels of authority as follows:
- The head or chair of your department or division
- The dean of your college or school
- Any member of the University administration
What Happens When You Call the Hotline or File a Report Online?
If you choose to call the ND Integrity Line, you will talk with an operator from an outside vendor, not a Notre Dame employee, who will ask a series of questions to better understand the nature of your concern. The operator will then forward the information to a senior administrator at the University for review, and if necessary, appropriate follow-up. In some instances, HR Consultants from the Office of Human Resources may be called upon to gather additional information to complete the investigation and enable the complaint to be addressed or resolved. The HR Consultants conduct the investigation as confidentially as possible. Measures are in place for immediate or emergency response, if the call warrants.
At the end of your call, the operator will give you a unique report number, a PIN, and a call-back date so you may follow-up on your report. Simply reference the report number and PIN when you call back. If additional information is needed from you at that time, you’ll be asked for it when you call.
If you wish to file a report online, you will visit a website, which will take you through the process, step by step, asking you specific questions to ascertain the nature of your concern. As with the phone resource, online reporting is also completely anonymous. No technological devices will be used to learn your identity. If you wish to remain anonymous, you may.