The University of Sharjah is committed to operating with integrity and in full compliance of all applicable laws, regulations and policies. The University sets expectations of the highest standards for ethical conduct and is committed to upholding its reputation as one of the top academic and research institutions in the region.
Compliance Concerns Examples:
- Violation of bylaws & regulations
- Violation of Policies & Code of Conduct
- Request to/from others to violate bylaws/polices
- Failure to raise a known concern about the violation of the Code of Conduct, bylaws or policies
- Failure to cooperate in compliance investigations
- Retaliation against an employee who reports a concern
- Misuse of University property/resources
- Failure to demonstrate leadership and diligence to ensure compliance with University policies and applicable bylaws
Non-Compliance Concerns Examples:
- A disappointing annual performance review
- A manager who raises his/her voice
- Being transferred to another job
- Workspace issues, e.g. parking spaces, bathroom cleanliness etc.…
- Not receiving a promotion
- Low salary or no increase in salary
- Lack of necessary equipment to perform a job
- Termination for 'bad' work performance
- Working conditions, e.g. work hours, meal breaks, etc.…
TO WHOM YOU CAN RAISE A CONCERN
Generally, your immediate supervisor is in the best position to resolve a compliance concern quickly. However, your supervisor is not your only option. Other channels include:
- Immediate Supervisor or Manager
- Head of Department or Director
- Grievance Committee
YOU MAY RAISE A CONCERN VERBALLY OR IN WRITING. IF YOU PREFER, YOU MAY DO SO ANONYMOUSLY.
Your Obligation to Raise Compliance Concerns:
- Raising a compliance concern in good faith protects the University community, our University, our colleagues and our stakeholders.
- If you have a concern about compliance with University bylaws or policies, you have a responsibility to raise that concern.
Raise a concern early
The longer we wait to address a concern, the worse it may become.
You may remain anonymous
However, if you identify yourself, we are able to follow up with you and provide feedback.
Confidentiality is respected
Your identity and the information you provide will be shared only on a "need-to-know" basis with those responsible for resolving the concern.
University of Sharjah absolutely prohibits retaliation against anyone for raising or helping to address a compliance concern in good faith. Retaliation is a ground for discipline up to and including dismissal.