Compliance is the personal
responsibility of every employee of the University of Houston-Downtown.
Our mission, as a public urban university committed to providing quality
academic programs, places each individual member of our faculty and
staff in a position of public trust. In an environment of ever
increasing federal and state regulations, it is important that each one
of us fulfills that trust by performing our job responsibilities:
- In accordance with applicable laws, rules, regulations and policies,
- With the very highest standards of ethics and integrity, and
- In a manner that avoids even the appearance of impropriety.
The Employee Compliance and Ethics Guide is
part of the Institutional Compliance Program and has been developed as a
tool to help us meet the challenges that face the University. While
most employees are aware of compliance standards and are sensitive to
these issues, I believe that this guide will give you a better
understanding of your ethical and legal obligations by providing you
with information and resources about appropriate conduct in the
If you encounter a situation you question or you
believe violates laws, rules, regulations or policies, I encourage you
to consult your supervisor or contact UHD's Compliance Officer, Stefany Records
at 713-221-8636. Alternatively, the Fraud & Non-Compliance
Hotline provides you with 24 hours a day, 7 days a week anonymous
inquiry or reporting option. You can either:
partnership in maintaining a high personal and professional standard in
the workplace is not only important, but is also critical to the
success of both the Compliance Program and the overall mission of UHD.
Thank you for your participation in this program and for all you do for the University of Houston– Downtown.