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Coahoma Implements Ethics/Fraud Reporting System

Coahoma Community College has created a fraud/ethics reporting tool to encourage the reporting of potential wrongdoing within the institution. The system is a comprehensive and confidential reporting tool that will ultimately assist management and employees to work together to address fraud, abuse, and other misconduct in the workplace, all while cultivating a positive work environment.

Coahoma Implements Ethics/Fraud Reporting System

Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4061 - Marriel Hardy

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Thu Sep 27, 2018

Coahoma Community College has created a fraud/ethics reporting tool to encourage the reporting of potential wrongdoing within the institution. The system is a comprehensive and confidential reporting tool that will ultimately assist management and employees to work together to address fraud, abuse, and other misconduct in the workplace, all while cultivating a positive work environment.

If a college employee observes some behavior that they believe violates state and/or federal laws and regulations or college policy, it is expected to be reported. Ideally, employees should bring any concerns forward to their direct supervisor, the next higher level of management and/or the Office of the President. The college recognizes, however, that there may be circumstances when an employee may be not comfortable reporting the issue in this manner. It is for such cases that the fraud/ethics reporting system has been made available.

Dr. Valmadge T. Towner, Coahoma Community College President, sees this new addition as something that is much needed and will help safeguard the college and its assets moving forward.

“An integral part of protecting resources of the college is to have a method in which students and staff can report fraud while also assuring anonymity,” said Towner. “We will continue to seek out ways in which resources of the college are protected so that Coahoma can continue to remain financially solvent and provide stellar educational services as it has done since 1949. We invite our greatest resource—our people, to speak up when they see or hear of fraud relevant to the college.”

It is the College’s stance that all employees have the right to work in a positive environment and with that right comes the responsibility of acting ethically and letting the appropriate people know if someone is not acting appropriately. By working together, Coahoma hopes to maintain a healthy and productive environment.

The reporting form can be accessed at www.coahomacc.edu/human-resources/fraudreportform/

For additional information, contact Michael Houston, director of employee services, at 662-621-4853 or mhouston@coahomacc.edu.