Risk Management and Internal Audit Office
The mission of the University of Guam’s Risk Management and Internal Audit (RM&IA) Office is to protect the assets of the University by reducing and mitigating potential loss or damage that could affect overall financial stability. The RM&IA works closely with faculty and staff to identify and manage risks and encourage members and students to support the University’s risk management philosophy.
The RM&IA Office oversees the University of Guam’s enterprise risk management and internal audit framework, executes audits, and investigates reports of fraud, waste, abuse, and other irregularities. Through these activities, we enhance organizational value and decision-making process in pursuit of the University’s strategic goals.
The Internal Audit Charter is the governing document for RM&IA Office. The full charter is available here to read.
The University of Guam Board of Regents approved the Fraud, Waste and Abuse Policy and Whistleblower Protections to protect the assets, resources, and interests of the University. The policy was also established to increase awareness of all employees of the possibility of fraud, waste, and abuse.
The Hotline is a way to anonymously report or request guidance on possible compliance issues. It is accessible by phone, email and online, and is available to the faculty, management, staff, students, and the community. Good faith concerns regarding possible noncompliance with federal, local laws or regulations, University policies, or other inappropriate conduct or behavior are expected to be reported promptly. The members of the community are encouraged to inform the appropriate University personnel if they have observed unethical, illegal, suspicious, or questionable activities.
Individuals who identify themselves and make a good faith report of suspected fraud, waste, or abuse are protected from retaliation, in accordance with the Public Employee Protection Act, 4 Guam Code Annotated §4501 et seq., and the federal Whistleblower Protection Act, PL 101-12, as amended.
The University will maintain confidentiality for individuals reporting suspected fraud, waste, and abuse or other irregularities, misconduct, safety issues, or other concerns to the extent possible under Guam and federal law, and as circumstances allow.
What types of information should NOT be reported to the UOG Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Hotline?
Refer to the University’s Fraud, Waste and Abuse Policy for more details.
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The University of Guam is a U.S. Land Grant and Sea Grant Institution accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission. UOG is an equal opportunity provider and employer committed to diversity, equity and inclusion through island wisdom values of inadahi yan inagofli'e: respect, compassion, and community.