Information on reporting irregularities according to the Whistleblowing Act
When a message or report is
received by the University, it is registered and given a registration number.
As the University is a public authority, your message may become a public
document. This means that anyone at all has the right to request access to it. However,
the right to access a public document may be limited by secrecy. The University
always conducts a secrecy assessment, which may entail that information covered by secrecy is not disclosed.
The Public Access to Information and Secrecy Act (2009:400) includes provisions that protect the identity of the person who reports an irregularity. Other information may also be covered by secrecy. The condition for secrecy is that the reporting is covered by Act on protection of persons who report irregularities (2021:890) (Whistleblowing Act). The reporting is to relate to irregularities in a work-related context when it is in the public interest that the irregularities come to light. The person filing the report is to be among the group of reporting persons defined in the Act.
If your message is not covered by the Whistleblowing Act, the University instead determines how it will be handled. If someone requests access to information in the message, the University will conduct a secrecy assessment before any disclosure may be made. Please note that the University has other channels to for reporting incidents, depending on the incident, see Staffpages. Ensure that you report your case in the correct way.