Buffalo State's Internal Control Program seeks to ensure that activities carried out at the college comply with all Federal and State laws, as well as SUNY and Buffalo State policies and procedures. All members of the campus community are expected to promptly report any known or suspected fraud, waste, or abuse in volation of law or policy.
A variety of situations may be considered fraud; some examples are:
Theft of materials or assets involving college employees
Misuse of computing, information, and record systems
Conflicts of interest
Gifts and entertainment activity involving college employees
Misuse of grant or contracting funds
Forgery or alteration of documents
The Office of the State Comptroller, Office of Operations, has presented on Fraud Red Flags to alert state employees to the warnings signs of fraudulent activities, including examples of fraudulent documents.
If you suspect fraud, waste, abuse, or irregular activities within the college, we encourage you to contact us immediately. You may contact the Internal Control Officer or Internal Control Coordinator, or another member of the Internal Control Working Committee. All contacts will be handled confidentially to the extent possible and permitted by law. Retaliation against anyone who has made a report in good faith under this process is strictly prohibited. If false allegations are made, they may result in disciplinary action against the reporter.
When possible, please be prepared to provide the following information:
What wrongdoing is alleged (fraud, abuse, waste, mismanagement, violation of law, rule or regulation)?
When did the wrongdoing occur?
Where did the wrongdoing occur?
Who was involved?
What was the motivation for the alleged wrongdoing?
What harm was done?
Was anything done to remedy the wrongdoing?
You may also report these allegations anonymously to the college’s internal control officer using the methods listed below.
Voice mail: 716-858-4311
Fax: 716-858- 4350
Write to: Buffalo State College, Finance & Management Office, 1300 Elmwood Ave, Clev. 505, New York 14222
Additional information about reporting fraud can be found at SUNY's Fraud web site.