The Office of Internal Audit conducts investigations that involve allegations of fraud, waste, and/or abuse, by Augusta University employees and/or contractors or vendors that may be performing work for the institution. These investigations may be in performed in a coordinated effort along with Augusta University’s departments of Public Safety and Legal Affairs. Department management should not attempt to conduct their own investigation nor alert suspected individuals of an impending investigation.
In an investigation, our objectives include:
Just as you safeguard your home and belongings, Augusta University needs your eyes and ears to help protect its resources against fraud, waste, and abuse. Whether you are part of departmental management, a faculty or staff member, or a student, you are responsible for reporting known or suspected fraudulent, wasteful, or abusive acts by employees or contractors and vendors conducting business with Augusta University.
As a member of Augusta University or Augusta University Health, you should report dishonest acts, either known or suspected, such as the following, but not limited to:
As an employee or student of Augusta University or Augusta University Health, you have several reporting options for reporting known or suspected fraud, waste, or abuse. They are:
Please remember to think before you speak. Before making an allegation of dishonesty, be reasonably certain of the claims. Such allegations/claims can seriously and negatively impact the accused individual’s professional and personal life, as well as possibly adversely affect the working environment of the department or work area.