Executive Policy #26
Approved July 18, 2006
Internal Investigations Training and Policy
The University requires training of investigators and the documentation of investigation procedures.
Each University investigative unit is to develop internal investigative procedures for review and approval by the University Office of Risk Management.
Each investigative unit is to ensure that at least one supervisory level employee is trained and certified through the Office of the State Human Resources Director Investigator Training Program or other comparable training program. Contact Human Resource Services or refer to the State Human Resources training website for information regarding investigative training.
Investigations are not to be conducted without approval from the University department having jurisdiction in the identified area of investigation. See “Investigation Units” below for a list of University units responsible for conducting investigations.
This policy applies to investigations conducted by university departments whose duties include interviewing witnesses, obtaining documents, or otherwise gathering information that may be used in enforcement or disciplinary actions or proceedings where there is potential for substantial civil or criminal remedies or penalties to be imposed.
This policy does not apply to commissioned law enforcement officers, employees who conduct checklist inspections or review application materials for eligibility purposes, and employees whose investigative duties involve simply obtaining documents.
The following areas have investigative functions and are responsible for complying with this policy. Other unlisted units meeting the requirements indicated under “Applicability” are also responsible for policy compliance. Links to related procedures are provided when available.
Office of Civil Rights Compliance and Investigation
Discrimination and Sexual Harassment
Environmental Health and Safety
Human Resource Services
Information Technology Services – Security Unit
Vice President for Research
Misconduct in Research