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A whistleblower is a person who raises a concern about wrongdoing occurring in an organization or body of people. Usually this person would be from that same organization. The revealed misconduct may be classified in many ways; for example, a violation of a law, rule, regulation and/or a direct threat to public interest, such as fraud, health/safety violations, and corruption. Whistleblowers may make their allegations internally (for example, to other people within the accused organization) or externally (to regulators, law enforcement agencies, to the media or to groups concerned with the issues).
Extract of request letter (dated 28 February 2011) sent out by ERM Manager to all directors and applicable to all staff as follows:
3) Whistle Blowing
Note that sensitive issues can be raised via the “WHISTLE BLOWING” facility which is entrusted to the Risk Management unit. “WHISTLE BLOWING” issues are presented directly to the Vice Chancellor for review and action plan. Should issues raised involve the VC, then these issues will be directed to the chairman of the Audit Committee. This facility is regarded as highly confidential and information can be supplied anonymously if necessary.
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