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Federal Agency Inquiries – Escalation Protocol

Federal Agency Inquiries – Escalation Protocol

In the last year, federal funding agencies have sent several letters of inquiry to UC campuses regarding the international activities of researchers and faculty members. These inquiry letters often ask campuses to investigate the referenced foreign activities. In order to appropriately, track, monitor, and investigate these, UC President Napolitano has put in place an Escalation Protocol that campuses must follow when receiving an inquiry from a federal agency regarding foreign activities.  Please read the FAQs on the escalation protocol for a better understanding of what is required. For any inquiries about the escalation protocol procedures please contact our Locally Designated Official (LDO) Luanna Putney at lputney@ucmerced.edu. To report any knowledge of any violation of federal policy or law, please go to http://ethics.ucmerced.edu/reporting-improper-activities.