Whistleblowing is an English term meaning "to uncover" or "to draw attention to". Hence, a whistleblower denotes a person who uncovers wrongdoings in an organization and reports them to a specially established office.
The intention of the following process is to facilitate the staff of the University for Continuing Education Krems, as well as external persons associated with the University for Continuing Education Krems, to report grievances and confidential information by sending an e-mail without having to fear negative consequences. The University emphasizes that no disadvantages arise for the person submitting the report.
With this process, the University for Continuing Education Krems complies with the `Hinweisgeber_innenschutzgesetz´ (Whistleblower Protection Act) and the Directive (EU) on the protection of persons who report breaches of Union law.
- Any person can submit reports sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and will afterwards be notified that the report was received.
- Staff members can send the report from their UWK mail address or from any other mail address. It is also possible to submit anonymous reports.
- This report will be treated as strictly confidential with the Office of Internal Audit handling it.
- If necessary, the reporter may need to be contacted for clarification of details.
- The whistleblower will be notified of the report within a reasonable period of time.