Any University of Tennessee employee who reasonably suspects or has actual knowledge of a compliance violation committed by another UT employee, student, consultant, or contractor should report this information in a timely manner. UT employees are expected to act in the best interests of the university by ensuring that suspected violations are reported at the earliest possible opportunity. The reporting employee should contact his or her immediate supervisor or the next level of supervision. Such evidence may be reported in confidence, to the extent the law permits, to the Institutional Compliance Office (865-974-4438). To report a compliance violation anonymously, please call the State Comptroller’s Fraud Hotline (1-800-232-5454). Reported issues will be referred to the UT Institutional Compliance Office and forwarded to the appropriate campus/institute compliance officer or administrator for investigation. Retaliation against an employee reporting evidence of or refusing to carry out a directive to engage in such activity is strictly prohibited. (See University Policies FI0130 and HR0580 for more information.) UT has an additional means for reporting anonymously through the UT Compliance Hotline via the web tennessee.edu/hotline or via phone at 1-855-461-2771.