Reporting
according to Directive (EU) 2019/1937
on the protection of persons who report breaches of Union law

Reporting according to Directive (EU) 2019/1937 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2019 on the protection of persons who report breaches of Union (“Directive”)

Pursuant to the aforementioned Directive, Masaryk University informs whistleblowers whose rights are protected on the process of reporting.

The benefit of the Directive for the whistleblower is their protected status, as whistleblowers must not be subjected to retaliation.

The benefit for Masaryk University is the possibility to reveal potentially harmful procedures and actions in due time.

A whistleblower can be an employee, job applicant, intern, supplier or tender bidder etc.

The directive does not protect the whistleblower in the case of provision of false information.

Text of the Directive

Report

What can be reported in accordance with the Directive?

Information by a natural person on possible illegal activity whose commission was brought to the attention of the whistleblower in relation to their work or similar activity

  • which has elements of a felony or misdemeanour or
  • breaches an EU legal regulation or regulation governing the areas stipulated by the Directive.

How to report

  • by e-mail to oznameni@muni.cz
  • by phone: 549 49 1021
  • in person (per agreement with the competent person)
  • through Oznamovatel, the external whistleblowing form of the Ministry of Justice (in Czech)
  • disclosure (subject to the fulfilment of legal conditions)

Reports can be filed anonymously.

Masaryk University has an internal reporting system in place for the receipt of reports which guarantees anonymity of the channels used to receive and process individual reports, and includes deadlines for the processing of reports.

Competent person

The competent person is the only person who can make themselves familiar with the contents of reports, and to evaluate them.

The competent person is the head of the Office of the Rector’s Inspectorate.

Contact: oznameni@muni.cz, 549 49 1021

Handling of a report in accordance with Directive

  1. A report can be made orally or in writing, possibly in person, should the whistleblower so wish.
  2. The competent person must notify the whistleblower about the receipt of the report within 7 days.
  3. The whistleblower must be notified about the result of the review within 30 days.
  4. The deadline can be extended by further 30 days twice.
  5. The competent person must propose measures to prevent or remedy the illegal actions.
  6. The report shall be filed for 5 years.

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