The Governing Council shall establish a Public Integrity Committee at the first ordinary meeting of the year 2022, in accordance with the provisions of Article 115 of the Statute and Articles 4 to 6 of the Rules of Procedure of the Governing Council.
The Public Integrity Committee, which shall be chaired by the Principal or the person delegated by him/her, may be composed of:

  1. a. The head of the Office of the General Secretary or the person delegated by him/her.
  2. b. The head of the University Head Office or the person delegated by him/her.
  3. c. The representatives in the Governing Council of the heads of the dean's offices and the directorships of the centres, departments and research institutes.
  4. d. One representative, elected by the Governing Council, from the administrative and service staff.
  5. e. One representative, elected by the Governing Council, of the student body.
  6. f. One person representing the Board of Trustees.
  7. g. The person in charge of the Ombuds Office.
  8. h. The person in charge of the Data Protection Delegation.
  9. i. The person in charge of the Internal Control Office.
  10. j. The person in charge of the Head of the Legal Guidance Service. 

The objectives of the Public Integrity Committee shall be, inter alia:

  1. a. The identification, analysis and assessment of the Universitat de València's public integrity risks and, specifically, the risks of fraud, corruption and double funding from the Recovery and Resilience Mechanism (RRM) and other European Union programmes.
  2. b. Periodic review of risks, on an annual or biennial basis depending on the risk of fraud and, in any case, both when fraud may have been reported or discovered and in the event of significant changes in procedures, personnel in charge or applicable legislation.
  3. c. The drafting of a Public Integrity Master Plan for the Universitat de València that determines the basic measures relating to the key elements of the "anti-fraud cycle": prevention, detection, correction and prosecution.
  4. d. The development of a framework code of ethics and conduct on fraud, including aspects such as: conflict of interest, policy on gifts and other benefits, control of second jobs and other sources of income, confidentiality, whistleblowing channels and whistleblower protection.
  5. e. The proposal of training and information measures on public integrity for all levels of management and management staff.
  6. f. The proposal for action to the competent bodies when possible fraud is detected, or when there is a well-founded suspicion thereof, which, in any case, shall entail the immediate suspension of the procedure and the notification of such circumstance as soon as possible to the corresponding authorities, as well as the review of all those procedures that may have been exposed to the same.
  7. g. The classification of fraud cases as systemic or isolated.