An announcement from Patrick Norton, Vice President for Finance and Treasurer
As members of Middlebury, all of us, regardless of position, share the responsibility to promote a culture of integrity. To help accomplish this goal, we have recently installed a new phone and Internet-based ethics reporting system managed by EthicsPoint. Serving more than 2,000 organizations world-wide, EthicsPoint is committed to helping organizations like ours by facilitating the reporting and identification of issues that are inconsistent with our policies.
We hope you feel comfortable bringing potential ethical issues or concerns to your supervisor. But we understand that this is not always the case. This new system provides an alternative channel for you to communicate your concerns confidentially and anonymously. We have partnered with EthicsPoint to manage the reporting system for us. They have gone to great lengths to ensure that reports entered in the system are completely confidential.
You can access EthicsPoint from the Quick Links menu located at the Middlebury or Monterey Institute of International Studies homepages.
When you use the EthicsPoint Reporting System, you can report misconduct that you observe, or gain clarity on whether or not something is cause for concern. You have my commitment that all reports will be reviewed and responded to in a timely and appropriate manner.
Please refer to the attached information for details regarding the EthicsPoint Reporting System and for instructions on submitting concerns or questions via the phone or the Web http://www.middlebury.edu/offices/administration/vpfin/controller/ethics. The EthicsPoint Reporting System is designed for reporting matters of a financial nature, Human Resources related incidents, and issues related to workplace safety. Please note that harassment and discrimination should be reported using the existing policies and procedures outlined in the College Handbook. Middlebury values your opinions. I encourage you to use this system to report any issues or concerns you feel are appropriate. If you have any questions about the EthicsPoint Reporting System, please contact Laura Carotenuto, Manager of Employee Relations, at extension 2012 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.