Policies

Employees may also reference these documents on the Human Resources page on the intranet.

 

Whistleblower Policy

It is Dominican’s intent to protect its integrity, ensure the highest standards of conduct among its employees, and adhere to all applicable laws and regulations. Dominican therefore encourages employees to report any reasonable belief that a legal violation has potentially occurred due to any policy, practice, or activity by Dominican or its employees, students, vendors or other members of the Dominican community. The employee may submit a report of any such potentially improper activity on a confidential basis. Alternatively, the employee may provide an anonymous report, but anonymous reports must include sufficient specific facts to enable Dominican to investigate the matter.

Dominican will not retaliate against an employee who, in good faith, reports any potentially improper activity. Nor will Dominican tolerate any other employee retaliating against or attempting to influence the employee. Any employee who does so will be subject to discipline up to and including termination of employment.

Dominican will conduct a prompt and appropriate investigation into all reports of potentially improper activity. All employees are required to cooperate with Dominican’s internal investigations by providing any requested information and truthfully and fully answering questions. Failure to cooperate with or impeding an investigation, or knowingly providing false information, will result in disciplinary action. Reports of potentially improper activity and related investigations will be kept confidential to the extent possible, consistent with the need to conduct an appropriate investigation. 

Anyone found to have engaged in improper activity will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment. Civil liability or criminal prosecution of the wrongdoer may also result.

Anonymous reports may be made via the Campus Conduct Hotline by calling 866-943-5787. Visit http://www.campusconduct.com/incident.aspx for more information.  In order to maintain anonymity, this third-party service will not record your call or keep your phone number, and identifying information, such as gender, will not be included in the summary of complaint. A case reference number will be provided for you to check on status of complaint.

 

Student Complaints about Dominican's Policies, Procedures and Programs
Students are encouraged to report complaints to the University.  An individual may contact the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education for review of a complaint.

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400
Sacramento, CA 95833, 
www.bppe.ca.gov/enforcement/complaint.shtml
916.431.6924
Fax: 916.263.1897