University of Pittsburgh

Investigation Process

In addition to performing internal audits, the Internal Audit Department conducts investigations arising from concerns reported by University employees. Such concerns usually involve fiscal improprieties, including fraud, theft, falsification of records, and improper use of University assets. In conducting such investigations, Internal Audit maintains its objectivity and independence so that pertinent and accurate information can be obtained and assessed in determining the final outcome of the investigation.

Employees are encouraged, whenever possible, to bring any concern to the attention of their supervisor or appropriate University department. If you believe that a concern is life threatening, call your local University police department using the list below. If you have a fiscal related concern, you may contact Internal Audit directly by phone at 412-624-4246.

Anonymous, Confidential Reporting

If you have a concern that is not best handled in one of the ways described above or if you have exhausted other existing means of resolving an issue, or if you feel the need to remain anonymous while reporting an issue, employees can call AlertLine at 1-866-858-4456 or by submitting a report at

All University employees have access to AlertLine; it is the University's hotline available 24 hours a day, seven days a week that makes it easy to report irregularities or troublesome workplace issues. When completing a report through AlertLine, employees have the option of remaining anonymous. AlertLine reports are handled by communication specialists employed by Global Compliance, an independent, third party vendor. The specialists ensure that the report is turned over to the appropriate University official for follow-up, investigation, and resolution. For more information on AlertLine, refer to the AlertLine Brochure.

Contact Numbers

The list below provides important contact numbers available to you to report other concerns:

Concern Type Contact Group Phone Number
General Emergency  Campus Police - Pittsburgh

Campus Police - Bradford

Campus Police - Greensburg

Campus Police - Johnstown

Campus Police - Titusville
811 from a campus phone




Physical Plant Emergency   Facilities Management   412-624-9512
After hours call Campus Police
Environmental Health & Safety Emergency   EH&S   412-624-9505
After hours call Campus Police
Child Abuse   Campus Police

Office of the Chancellor
811 from a campus phone
Sexual Misconduct   Campus Police

Title IX Coordinator

University Counseling Center
811 from a campus phone

412-648-7856 (after hours)
Staff Issues of Employment   Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Employee Relations

Affirmative Action   Office of Affirmative Action   412-648-7860
Benefits   Benefits Department   412-624-8160
Disabilities   Office of Disability Resources   412-648-7890
Employee Assistance  Life Solutions   1-866-647-3432
Computing Resources  CSSD Help Desk   412-624-HELP [4357]

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