Risk Management and Audit Services

Description of Services

Risk Management & Audit Services (RMAS) assists University management in identifying, managing and mitigating risk by providing the following services: Financial, Operational, and Compliance AuditInformation Technology AuditRisk Financing and InsuranceRisk Management, Compliance, and Construction.

RMAS Resources

To obtain evidence or a certificate of insurance, request new coverage, or file a claim, please visit our Online Risk Management Self-Service center.


Online Risk Management


Best Practices


Anonymous Reporting Hotline


Controls Self-Assessment


Education & Training

IT Audit Information Technology Audit

Anonymous Reporting Hotline

⚠️For COVID-19 related safety concerns⚠️
submit a report using the Risk and Safety Matters category.

Speak Up

1-877-694-2275, or submit an online report. A confidential, toll-free, 24-hour resource to report concerns relating to:

  • Bias-related incidents 
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Environmental health and safety concerns
  • Fraud/theft
  • Accounting irregularities
  • Inappropriate patient care
  • International or local medical, safety, and security incidents
  • Misuse of University resources/assets
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Sexual harassment or assault
  • Suspected cases of abuse or neglect or other inappropriate behavior involving minors in Harvard programs
  • Violations of law, contract, or University policy

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Lower risk by managing your records! Breeze through your next information audit!

August 19, 2021

Good records management protects your office by mitigating risk. Harvard University Archives’ Records Management Services has done the heavy-lifting by developing policy and procedures to support your efforts. This free 1.5 hour-long workshop provides tools and advice on how long to keep your records, how to store them most efficiently, and what to do when you no longer need them. Whether you feel like you’re drowning in information, are worried about managing sensitive information, or are concerned about keeping records too long - or not long enough - this workshop is for you. Learn to...

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Fraudulent Activity by Persons Posing as Harvard Procurement Staff

February 22, 2021

Please be aware that there has been an uptick in fraudulent Harvard purchase orders / requests that have been sent to external vendors, often with forged attachments. The purchase orders / requests  fraudulently represent that they are coming from “Harvard Procurement” staff and often are inquiring about the  purchase of branded marketing items (backpacks, water bottles, etc.) or asking vendors for sensitive tax information.... Read more about Fraudulent Activity by Persons Posing as Harvard Procurement Staff