Fraud Policy

It is the policy of Hudson Valley Community College that all members of the Hudson Valley Community College community:

  • comply with all Hudson Valley Community College policies and procedures; and New York State and federal laws, and regulations,
  • practice honesty and integrity in fulfilling their responsibilities;
  • observe high standards of business and personal ethics in the conduct of their duties and responsibilities;
  • help ensure the prevention and detection of fraud and irregularities;
  • be familiar with the types of fraud and irregularities that might occur in their area;
  • be alert for any indication that fraud or irregularities might exist in their area; and
  • promptly report any known or suspected fraud or irregularities involving Hudson Valley Community College or affiliated entity funds, resources, property, or employees.

It is the policy of Hudson Valley Community College that employees and individuals who lawfully report suspected fraud, waste, or abuse shall not suffer discharge, demotion, suspension, threats, harassment, discrimination, or other forms of retaliation for making such reports in good faith. Reports of violations will be kept confidential to the extent possible. Any claim of retaliation will be taken and treated seriously and irrespective of the outcome of the initial complaint, will be treated as a separate offense.

Definition

Fraud and irregularities include activities that are (1) a misappropriation of assets; (2) in violation of or non-compliant with any Hudson Valley Community College, New York State, or federal law, regulation, policy or procedure; (3) economically wasteful; (4) an indication of gross misconduct or incompetency; or (5) an unethical, improper, or dishonest act.

Reporting Methods

If you suspect fraud, waste, abuse, or irregular activities within the college, you may report these allegations anonymously in the following ways:

Phone: TBD

Fax: (518) 629-4526

Interoffice Mail: Vice President for Administration and Finance, ADM 280