The whistleblower procedures

LiU has zero tolerance for impropriety or crime in its operations. The purpose of whistleblowing is to discover serious irregularities in the workplace, leading to investigation and mitigation. If you suspect, observe or obtain information about any serious impropriety or crime – blow the whistle without hesitating!

What is impropriety?

Impropriety describes conscious actions, carried out by one or several employees, to gain the benefit of the person or persons performing the act, or someone else, that can cause significant loss or damage for the university, which may be, for example, financial loss or damage to its reputation. It may be theft, damage, fraud, embezzlement, disloyalty to principal, forgery of document, unlawful threat, unauthorised access to or modification of data, breach of duty, taking a bribe, failure to follow procurement regulations, failure to follow routines for authorising payment, or failure to register incidental employment.

What constitutes a crime?

A crime is an action described in the Swedish Criminal Code carried out by a student, an unknown person or an external person, directed against the university. It may be theft, damage, fraud, unlawful threat, threat to a public servant, unauthorised access to or modification of data, of the giving of a bribe.

How can I blow the whistle?

Blow the whistle (make a report) to:

  • the Chief Legal Adviser, if an employee is suspected of impropriety
  • the Chief Security Officer, if a student, an unknown person or an external person is suspected of crime.

An anonymous report or reveal my identity?

You may make an anonymous report, in any way that you prefer (e g by phone or mail), or you can choose to reveal your identity. An investigation can be based on anonymous information, but such an investigation is more difficult to carry out.

What happens after I have blown the whistle?

If the initial assessment shows that there is reasonable suspicion that something untoward is going on at the workplace, in the form of impropriety or crime, an inquiry will be set up.

Contact

  • If an employee is suspected of impropriety – contact the Chief Legal Adviser Christina Helmér
  • If a student, an unknown person or an external person is suspected of crime – contact the Chief Security Officer Annevi Fredäng 

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