2019 Tennessee Code
Title 49 - Education
Chapter 14 - Higher Education Accountability Act of 2004
§ 49-14-103. Establishment of process for confidentially reporting misconduct.

Universal Citation: TN Code § 49-14-103 (2019)
  • (a) The internal auditor shall establish a process by which students, employees, taxpayers or other citizens may confidentially report suspected illegal, improper, wasteful or fraudulent activity. The detailed information received pursuant to such a report of illegal, improper, wasteful or fraudulent activity or any ongoing investigation of the activity shall be considered working papers of the internal auditor and shall be confidential under title 10, chapter 7. Each year the internal auditor shall include within the auditor's annual report a summary of all completed audit activities pursuant to this chapter.

  • (b) Section 8-50-116 shall apply to all higher education employees. In addition, no higher education employee shall suffer any of the actions specified in § 8-50-116 for reporting to or cooperating with auditors or for reporting any facts to the governing boards of public institutions of higher education or to the audit committees of those boards. It is a Class A misdemeanor to knowingly and willingly retaliate or take adverse action of any kind against any person for reporting alleged wrongdoing pursuant to this chapter.

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