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Ethics Training

Unless you are just joining the University, you have likely participated in or heard about "ethics training." In prior years, this instruction was delivered by the Office of Executive Inspector General for the Agencies of the Illinois Governor (OEIG). State public universities received approval from the OEIG to create and host our own version of the training program, beginning in 2009.

Under the terms of the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act, all employees regardless of employment category or full or part time status are required to complete ethics training.

New Hires

The State Officials and Employees Ethics Act (5 ILCS 430/5-10) requires that new employees complete ethics training within 30 days of their initial employment or appointment.

Annual Training

The State Officials and Employees Ethics Act (5 ILCS 430/5-10) requires University employees to complete, at least annually, an ethics training program conducted by their state agency. This training program is intended to allow you to meet your obligation to comply with those requirements. You will be notified by the University each calendar year when you are required to complete annual ethics training. For the purposes of annual ethics training, employees are defined as individuals who receive a paycheck from the University. The Ethics Act establishes the training frequency and general standards. University training programs are developed within these standards. Employees who do not complete the training as directed may be subject to disciplinary action.