The members of the Ethics Committee, upon written request, may issue an official ethical opinion. The following opinions are some of the opinions that have been issued by the Ethics Committee. These are intended to educate University members as to interpretation of the Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct document. Persons who may be identified in the opinions have given their permission for reproduction of the opinion.
Ethics Opinion Number 1005-04 was issued on September 20, 2004. The issue in this opinion is whether or not it is a violation of the Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct (EP&COC) for an employee who serves on an Evaluation Committee for a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Purchasing Department to be a former employee of one or more of the companies responding to the RFP.
Ethics Opinion Number 1006-04 was issued on September 30, 2004. The issue in the opinion is whether or not it is a violation of the Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct (EP&COC) for an employee to send, from the employee's UK email account, a personal, non-University business message to a Commonwealth of Kentucky official concerning the official's wife and her web home page.