Office of Internal Audit

Thursday, June 24th, 2021

When you find it or suspect it, report it!

The Office of Internal Audit provides four mechanisms for reporting known or suspected fraud, waste or abuse:

1. On-line Referrals - Click here to begin.

2. Toll-free Telephone Hotline


3. U.S. Mail

            University System of Maryland
            Office of Internal Audit
            10630 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 450
            Columbia, Maryland 21044
            ATTN: HOTLINE

4. Fax Transmissions

            ATTN: HOTLINE

Regardless of the method used to report allegations of fraud, you may choose to remain anonymous. As noted in USM's Hotline Policy, referrals received will be reviewed by Internal Audit to determine an appropriate course of action for investigating and resolving alleged misconduct.

In accordance with University System of Maryland policy 287.0 VIII-7.10, Policy on Reporting Suspected or Known Fiscal Irregularities, "Every effort shall be made to ensure the confidentiality of any person reporting suspected financial misconduct, and every effort shall be made to ensure that retaliation of any kind will not be tolerated against any individual who, in good faith, furnishes information about known or suspected fiscal irregularities.

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