The dividing line between reporting and failures to comply with accepted practice can at times appear unclear. Reporting refers to providing information about serious wrongdoing which you have been made aware of in your workplace/place of study. This is about notifying someone if you discover that laws or regulations have been broken, or that ethical norms are violated or serious conditions exist which could injure individuals, the university, collaborative partners or society.
Failures to comply with accepted practice applies to injuries, accidents and near-accidents, as well as violations of IT, personal and information security. We want you, as students/staff, to also report in notes of concern regarding aggressive or unusual/suspicious behaviour at UIA. Kristiansand Municipality has compiled a guide entitled Preventing Radicalisation and Violent Extremism.
The most important point here is that you report wrongdoing or notify regarding failures to comply with accepted practice, not that this is done correctly from a formal perspective. If you make use of the net-based option on these pages, the recipient of the message will ensure that the correct person will be assigned to the case.
There is a difference between “reporting” and “complaining” for the institution
General complaints or expressions of dissatisfaction are not considered to be a report before the specific circumstance is regarded as wrongdoing in relation to the Working Environment Act. There will often be differing opinions about decisions taken, whether about budget allocation, employment, academic priorities or measures taken in accordance with laws and regulations. Expressing such disagreement is not considered reporting. As a point of departure, personal conflicts are not regarded as reporting either, but are handled in accordance with the university´s routines for conflict handling.