In our ongoing effort to ensure excellence in all activities, PAFA has instituted an online reporting system as an additional method to our Ethics Hotline for reporting violations of policy, compliance concerns, or misconduct.
PAFA is committed to the highest standards of ethical conduct in all aspects of our learning, living, and working environment and to conducting our affairs in full compliance with the law and its own policies and procedures. Such adherence strengthens and promotes respectful and fair practices and treatment of all members of the PAFA community. PAFA has established policies and procedures for addressing concerns of our community and encourages its faculty, staff, and students to use these avenues to resolve their concerns whenever possible. If you have information about behavior that may violate a law, a PAFA policy, or an ethical standard, you are urged to come forward and report your concern(s) to your manager, Dean, or Vice President.
We recognize, however, that situations may arise when a student or member of our faculty or staff may be reluctant to report what they saw or know out of fear of reprisal or retaliation. In those instances, PAFA has selected EthicsPoint, an external third-party to provide assistance to you. Through this system, allegations can be reported 24 hours a day, seven days a week in a confidential setting without fear of reprisal by either dialing (844) 796-6532 or by visiting the website, http://pafa.ethicspoint.com/.
PAFA’s telephone hotline and web-based reporting system provide a supplementary reporting channel where an individual is unwilling or unable to use the internal resources available, including instances where they wish to remain anonymous.
EthicsPoint is NOT a 911 or Emergency Service
Do not use this site to report emergencies or events presenting an immediate threat to life or property. If you require emergency assistance, please contact PAFA Security at (215) 972-2083 or dial 911 for local police.
How to Make A Report
You have two options for filing reports.
- Online: Visit the website listed above, fill and submit the form.
- Telephone: You are greeted by a trained interviewer who documents your concerns. You don’t have to give your name, and the call or transaction is not recorded.
Afterward, a report number will be assigned, which you will need when you check back. The information will be relayed to the appropriate office to investigate your concern. Using the report number, you may call or email to follow up or add more information. Reporting through either method is anonymous. Although no identifying information is shared, ongoing dialogue is nonetheless possible.
The following are examples of issues that are not appropriate for reporting through PAFA’s Ethics Hotline:
- Course/teaching evaluations
- Employee evaluations
- Personal opinions of faculty or staff
- Salary administration
For more information on the Ethics Hotline and web reporting, visit http://pafa.ethicspoint.com. There you will find information about the EthicsPoint platform itself, PAFA’s Code of Ethics, and answers to frequently asked questions.