Legal Services

The Office of Legal Services provides advice and guidance on a number of areas impacting the Technical College System of Georgia and its colleges, including:  compliance, risk management, purchasing and contracts, employee discipline, student complaints and disciplinary actions, litigation, ethics, investigations, unlawful discrimination, and accessibility.

Governor Deal’s Ethics Executive Order (PDF document)

Letter to Vendors (PDF document)

Usage for Statement of Equal Opportunity (PDF document)

Letter to Clinical Partners (PDF document)

TCSG Best Practices for College and Local Foundations (PDF document)


Ethics and Compliance Hotline

888-512-5964

The Technical College System of Georgia, and its 22 colleges have a responsibility to adhere to the highest ethical standards and principles in the fulfillment of our mission.  In recognition of this responsibility, we strive to foster and cultivate an environment in which ethics and integrity are paramount to every facet of our operations.  TCSG has codified this commitment within our Ethics and Standards of Conduct for Employees and Ethical Responsibilities of Employees.

As such, TCSG strongly encourages the reporting of all forms of unethical conduct and non-compliance.  To provide an effective mechanism for reporting such activity, TCSG established the Ethics and Compliance Hotline.  Instances of known or suspected unethical and non-compliant activities within one of our 22 technical colleges or within our System Office may be reported via this website or by calling 888-512-5964.  Calls are neither recorded nor traced, and no effort is made to identify the caller.  Individuals may remain anonymous, however this could hinder our ability to address reports.  Should you choose to share your identity, it will be kept in the strictest confidence, and will not be shared during the investigatory process unless you have authorized us to do so.  Regardless of this choice, all reports will be handled with due care and promptness.

The Technical College System of Georgia appreciates your willingness to come forward and report concerns involving known or suspected unethical and non-compliant activities taking place within one of our 22 technical colleges or here within our System Office.  TCSG takes these matters seriously, and will not tolerate retaliation against individuals who report concerns in good faith.

Only matters involving non-compliance, unethical, or fraudulent behavior will be investigated. Issues for which there is another resolution procedure will be referred to the appropriate parties.

Questions and concerns may also be directed to:

Candice Dicker
Office of Legal Services
404.679.4971


Ethics and Compliance Hotline Form

The Technical College System of Georgia appreciates your willingness to come forward and report concerns involving known or suspected unethical and non-compliant activities taking place within one of our 22 technical colleges or here within our System Office.  TCSG takes these matters seriously, and will not tolerate retaliation against individuals who report concerns in good faith.

Only matters involving non-compliance, unethical, or fraudulent behavior will be investigated.  Issues for which there is another resolution procedure will be referred to the appropriate parties.

Although your contact information is not required for us to address your concern, understand that anonymity could potentially hinder our ability to investigate more thoroughly.  TCSG will make every effort to resolve all good faith reports, but some matters cannot be appropriately addressed if an anonymous reporter does not provide enough information.  These reports have a higher potential of “stalling” due to our inability to follow-up.  Should you choose to share your identity, it will be kept in the strictest confidence, and will not be shared during the investigatory process unless you have authorized us to do so.  Regardless of this choice, all reports will be handled with due care and promptness.

Please submit as much information as possible to aid in the investigation of your concern. Provide details regarding the known or suspected behavior(s), individuals engaged in or associated with the behavior(s), relevant dates and locations; how you became aware of the situation; names and contact information (if available) of others who may have witnessed or know of the behavior(s); any other information that could be valuable in the evaluation and ultimate resolution of your concern.

Have you or anyone else addressed this concern with anyone at the college? If so, with whom, when, and how? What steps, if any, have already been taken to address your concern?

If you have documents or files you would like reviewed in support of your concern, attach them here.