Section: Personnel
Policy Number: 4-41
Policy Name: Professional and Salaried Staff Code of Ethics
Date: April 1999

POLICY

Adherence to the highest standards of honesty, integrity, and fairness by University personnel is essential to assure proper performance of University business and maintenance of confidence in the University by students and citizens. Avoidance of misconduct and conflicts of interest on the part of University employees through informed judgment is indispensable to the preservation of these standards.

All University personnel are expected to pursue their responsibilities conscientiously and energetically. University employees are expected, at all times, to respect the rights of the University, its students, visitors and other members of the University community. Inherent in this responsibility is the obligation to be courteous, respectful, honest, and to protect the University environment.

The best way to ensure propriety and avoid even the semblance of wrongdoing is for all employees to follow a practice of full prior disclosure in writing of any association, relationship, business arrangement, or circumstance that might suggest to disinterested and objective referees that decisions were made contrary to the best interest of the University and for personal gain or the gain of family, close friends or non-University business associates at the expense of the University. Interests and actions that might otherwise be questionable may be judged to be entirely proper if the rule or full prior disclosure is followed.

It is expected that activities of University employees reflect the highest standards of community life.

Submitted by: Labor Relations