State employees have statutory responsibility regarding their own adherence to ethical behavior as mandated by the Illinois Legislature.
New hires are required to participate in ethics training and assessment within 30 days of hire. Most employees are required to participate in ethics training and assessment annually. The Statute
provides for sanctions for non-compliance and all employees required to participate are required to
fulfill their obligation as a condition of employment.
The Policies and Legislation page of this site provides links to:
Employees have a duty to report violations of law, rules, regulations, or policies that they become aware of in the course of their work for the State of Illinois. This includes, but is not limited to, conflicts of interest, prohibited political activity, inappropriate use of State time, resources, and property, receipt of gifts from prohibited sources, and "revolving door" employment restrictions. The University has a policy in place to protect "whistleblowers."
Compliance Administration: State Officials and Employees Ethics Act
Jerry D. Blakemore
Vice President & General Counsel
Karen Baker/Sara Cliffe