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Formal or informal

Staff are expected to take action if they suspect that rules and regulations and/or standards in this Code of Conduct on Integrity are violated. It is preferable to take the informal route in the first instance: talking to the person who has caused the problem and jointly arriving at a satisfactory solution.

If this is not desirable or possible, the suspected irregularity can be discussed with the immediate manager. If these options are not suitable, a decision may be made to report the irregularity to a higher level within the organization, to the Faculty Board or to department management. If an employee needs help with making this consideration, he or she can talk to the HR advisor. An employee can also choose to discuss the situation confidentially with the confidential advisor (see Code of Conduct 6.2).

If the informal route is not appropriate or does not lead to a solution, it is possible to make a formal report of an integrity violation or to lodge a formal complaint in the event of unwanted behaviour (see Code of Conduct 6.3 and 6.4).

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