Policy and procedures for the prevention and investigation of fraud



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POLICY AND PROCEDURES FOR THE PREVENTION

AND INVESTIGATION OF FRAUD



Contact Officer


University Secretary / Office of the Vice Chancellor

Purpose

The University has no tolerance of bribery and fraud and will take appropriate action to prevent it in respect of its activities.
The definition of Fraud is a type of criminal activity, defined as: 'abuse of position, or false representation, or prejudicing someone's rights for personal gain'. Put simply, fraud is an act of deception intended for personal gain or to cause a loss to another party.

Bribery and fraud by University employees or student members acting on behalf of the University will be treated as a serious disciplinary offence.


One of the basic principles of public sector organisations is the proper use of public funds. It is therefore important that all those who work in the public sector are aware of the risk of and means of enforcing the rules against fraud and other illegal acts involving dishonesty or damage to property.
This document sets out the University’s policy and response plan for detected or suspected fraud.



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