Investigations examine possible wrongdoing and identify vulnerable areas where fraudulent activity might occur.
Investigations are carried out in accordance with the Uniform Guidelines for Investigations and the Investigation Policy . The second version of the Investigation Procedures Manual outlines techniques, methods and procedures followed.
In accordance with the WIPO Internal Oversight Charter, the Director, Internal Audit and Oversight Division (IAOD) may receive complaints or information concerning the possible existence of fraud, waste, abuse of authority, non-compliance with rules and regulations of WIPO in administrative, personnel and other matters or other irregular activities relevant to the mandate of the Director, IAOD. Once an allegation is received, it is registered and evaluated to determine whether an investigation is warranted. If an investigation is needed, it will be conducted in compliance with WIPO Internal Oversight Charter and with the above-mentioned Guidelines and Manual.
Allegations may be brought to the attention of the Director, IAOD:
The annual summary reports of the Internal Audit and Oversight Division include information on investigation activities.