An individual has the right not to be deliberately deceived.
Reporting violations and protection from retaliation Purpose Pursuit of the University of California mission of teaching, research and public service requires a shared commitment to the core values of the University as well as a commitment to the ethical conduct of all University activities.
Fair dealing Members of the University community are expected to conduct themselves ethically, honestly and with integrity in all dealings.
This means principles of fairness, good faith and respect consistent with laws, regulations and University policies govern our conduct with others both inside and outside the community.
No unlawful practice or a practice at odds with these standards can be justified on the basis of customary practice, expediency, or achieving a "higher" purpose. Individual responsibility and accountability Members of the University community are expected to exercise responsibility appropriate to their position and delegated authorities.
They are responsible to each other, the University and the University's stakeholders both for their actions and their decisions not to act. Respect for others The University is committed to the principle of treating each community member with respect and dignity.
The University prohibits discrimination and harassment and provides equal opportunities for all community members and applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition cancer-related or genetic characteristicsancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or status as a covered veteran.
Further, romantic or sexual relationships between faculty responsible for academic supervision, evaluation or instruction and their students are prohibited.
The University is committed to creating a safe and drug free workplace.
Following is a list of the principal policies and reference materials available in support of this standard: The Faculty Code of Conduct Academic Personnel Policy Manual Personnel Policies for Staff Members Policies Applying to Campus Activities, Organizations and Students Policy on Sexual Harassment and Procedures for Responding to Reports of Sexual Harassment University policies on nondiscrimination and affirmative action Campus, laboratory and Office of the President Principles of Community The University's health sciences enterprises are committed to the ethical and compassionate treatment of patients and have established policies and statements of patient rights in support of this principle.
Compliance with applicable laws and regulations Institutions of higher education are subject to many of the same laws and regulations as other enterprises, as well as those particular to public entities. There are also additional requirements unique to higher education.
Members of the University community are expected to become familiar with the laws and regulations bearing on their areas of responsibility.
Many but not all legal requirements are embodied in University policies. Failure to comply can have serious adverse consequences both for individuals and for the University, in terms of reputation, finances and the health and safety of the community.
University business is to be conducted in conformance with legal requirements, including contractual commitments undertaken by individuals authorized to bind the University to such commitments.
The Office of the General Counsel has responsibility for interpretation of legal requirements. Compliance with applicable university policies, procedures and other forms of guidance University policies and procedures are designed to inform our everyday responsibilities, to set minimum standards and to give University community members notice of expectations.
Members of the University community are expected to transact all University business in conformance with policies and procedures and accordingly have an obligation to become familiar with those that bear on their areas of responsibility.
Each member is expected to seek clarification on a policy or other University directive he or she finds to be unclear, outdated or at odds with University objectives. It is not acceptable to ignore or disobey policies if one is not in agreement with them, or to avoid compliance by deliberately seeking loopholes.
In some cases, University employees are also governed by ethical codes or standards of their professions or disciplines - some examples are attorneys, auditors, physicians and counseling staff.
It is expected that those employees will comply with applicable professional standards in addition to laws and regulations.
Conflicts of interest or commitment Employee members of the University community are expected to devote primary professional allegiance to the University and to the mission of teaching, research and public service.
Outside employment must not interfere with University duties.This document is designed as an introduction to thinking ethically.
It is also available as an app. We all have an image of our better selves -- of how we are when we act ethically or are "at our best." We probably also have an image of what an ethical community, an ethical business, an ethical.
Unethical business practices actively or passively cause harm to people, animals or the environment. These may include child labor, forced labor, unfair wages, animal testing and . PRSA Code of Ethics: Preamble [download] This Code applies to PRSA members.
The Code is designed to be a useful guide for PRSA members as they carry out their ethical responsibilities. This document is designed to anticipate and accommodate, by precedent, ethical challenges that may arise.
The scenarios outlined in the Code provision are actual .
Companies have poured time and money into ethics training and compliance programs, but unethical behavior in business is nevertheless widespread. Your support for Certified B-Corporations is a vote for business done the right way. Business ethics is the study of proper business policies and practices regarding potentially controversial issues, such as corporate governance, insider trading and bribery.