Good Faith Report is defined in this policy to be an allegation of suspected Improper Conduct engaged in by a university employee (who is not also the Reporting Individual) based upon a good faith and reasonable belief that the conduct has both occurred and is wrongful under applicable law, regulation, and/or university policy. Communications or reports made in good faith do not disregard facts that would refute such communication or report and are not based upon intentional bias, malice, or other ill intent.
Improper Conduct is defined in this policy to be any act that violates a university policy, federal, state or local law or regulation being committed by a university employee. Improper Conduct includes, but is not limited to fraud, theft, bribery, misuse of university property, or coercion by a university faculty or staff member to commit an unlawful act.
Reporting Individual is defined by this policy to be any employee who makes a Good Faith Report.
Retaliation is defined by this policy to be an adverse action, including but not limited to harassment, disciplinary action, demotion, suspension, reassignment, or termination, against any employee for making a Good Faith Report, opposing an unlawful practice, participating in an investigation involving a Good Faith Report, or enforcing this policy.