Trafficking in Persons

The University of Tulsa (TU) is opposed to human trafficking and forced labor in any form. Human trafficking is the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision or obtaining of a person for labor or services through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage or slavery, and sex trafficking. The United States Government has adopted a policy prohibiting trafficking in persons.

As a recipient of a contract, grant or cooperative agreement from the federal government, TU is required to prohibit its employees, subcontractors, and subrecipients from:

  • Engaging in severe forms of trafficking in persons during the period of performance of the award.
  • Procuring a commercial sex act during the period of performance of an award
  • Using forced labor in the performance of the award or subawards under the agreement

Additional related activities that are prohibited are detailed in the links below (48 CFR Section 52.222-50 and 2 CFR Section 175.15).

The University is required to, and will, take appropriate action for violation of the U.S. Government’s policy, which may include, but not be limited to, removal from participation in the contract or award, reduction in benefits, or imposing actions related to employment, up to and including termination of employment.

Certain government funded research projects that include supplies to be acquired outside the United States or service to be performed outside the United States and have an estimated value over $500,000 may require implementation of a Compliance Plan.

TU employees are expected to report any credible information regarding human trafficking incidents by calling the TU Ethics Point Hotline at 1-866-384-4277.

48 CFR 52.222-50 https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=96caab5b6a949ac000a74a8edd5006d6&mc=true&node=pt48.2.52&rgn=div5#se48.2.52_1222_650

2 CFR 175.15 https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title02/2cfr175_main_02.tpl

National Human Trafficking Resource Center https://humantraffickinghotline.org/