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Integrity Unit [ About ]


Integrity Unit of Universiti Sains Malaysia (UI@USM) has been in operation since 15 January 2014. UI@USM was setup under the Pekeliling Perkhidmatan No. 6 of 2013 as an integrity-based management focal point, independent component and internal control mechanism to the University. The UI@USM plays pivotal role in managing and implementing initiatives to institutionalise integrity, prevention, compliance, detection of misconduct within USM ecosystem.

UI@USM is directly responsible to report to the Vice-Chancellor in regards to all integrity matters of staff and students of USM via the exercise of six core UI@USM’s functions. UI@USM also responsible to submit periodical reports to the secretariat of Agency Integrity Management Division (BPIA), Malaysia Anti-Corruption Agency (MACC).

UI@USM supports and advocates the USM SDGs related to the principles and pledges in curbing organised crime, bribery and corruption as promoted under SDG 16 (Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions).


  • To be recognised as the champion of integrity and good governance.
  • To ensure that complaints are managed in a fair, objective, and truth-oriented manner.
  • To ensure zero corruption in the university management.



Ensure the best governance is implemented

Strengthening Integrity

Ensuring the cultivating, institutionalization, and implementation of integrity in the organization.

Complaints Management

Receive and act on all complaints/ information on criminal misconduct as well as violations of organizational code of conduct and ethics.

Detection and Verification

Detects and verifies complaints of criminal misconduct as well as violations of the organisation’s code of conduct and ethics and ensures appropriate follow-up action is taken. Report criminal misconduct to the responsible enforcement agency.


Ensures compliance with applicable laws and regulations.


Performs the secretarial function of the Disciplinary Board.

Integrity Pledge

The Integrity pledge shows the commitment of USM staffs to practice the highest values of integrity and to combat corruption.

Organisational Anti-Corruption Plan (OACP)

Organisational Anti-Corruption Plan (OACP) is USM’s fundamental anti-corruption long plan strategy towards the commitment of the University to curb and fight the root of the corruption and integrity misconduct for the well-being of the University.  The plan is in line with the National Anti-Corruption Plan (NACP). USM OACP 2023-2027 also streamlined the University’s strategies to increase the efficiency of service delivery and to develop transparency and accountability of public procurement and good governance.