Fraud or suspected improper activity should be reported to allow for such activity to be properly investigated and corrective action taken. Failure to report fraud may lead to additional and more egregious behavior on the part of the individual(s) committing the improper activity, which may negatively affect RFCUNY and its sponsors. 

Types of Complaints to Report
Report any alleged activity in violation of law or regulation including corruption, theft or fraud or any suspected improper activity with respect to financial statement disclosures, accounting, internal accounting controls, or auditing matters. Examples include:

  • Theft of funds
  • Material misuse of funded or RFCUNY property
  • Falsification of records
  • Material misstatement of fact or irregularities regarding grants and contracts
  • Other criminal or financially inappropriate conduct

Reporting Complaints

To report a complaint, gather as much of the following information as possible (the more specific the information, the more helpful):

  • Who is engaging in the misconduct?
  • What wrongdoing has occurred?
  • What is the RFCUNY Project Number?
  • What is the CUNY campus or location?
  • When did the incident occur or over what period of time?
  • Are there witnesses to the misconduct?
  • What laws or regulations have been violated?

Send the information in one of three ways:

  1. Write, call, phone, or e-mail the Office of Internal Audit:
    Jeffrey Lucks, Director of Internal Audit
    Research Foundation of The City University of New York
    230 West 41st Street, 7th Floor
    New York, NY 10036
  2. Call the whistleblower hotline: 1-800-541-3560
  3. Send an e-mail to

Office of Internal Audit

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