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Governing Regulation Part XIV - Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct [Official PDF]


This Governing Regulation contains the University’s Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct.  The Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct establish the University’s expectations for professional conduct for University members, including trustees, executive officers, faculty, staff, and other individuals employed by the University, those using University resources or facilities, and volunteers and representatives acting as agents of the University.

Topics Include

Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct, Nondiscrimination, Confidentiality of Information, Use of the University’s Name, Civic Responsibility of the Individual, Discrimination and Harassment, Personal Relationships, Employment of Relatives (Nepotism),Intellectual Property, Conflict of Commitment, Conflict of Interest, Auditing Services, University Resources, Fiscal Responsibility, Financial Advantage, Compliance Responsibilities, Whistle Blower Protection, Truth, Honesty, and Integrity, Acceptance of Gifts or Benefits, Clarifications and Reporting Violations

Regulation Information

Effective Date: 5/8/2015

Responsible Official / Office: Board of Trustees

Related Materials

KRS 45A, Kentucky Model Procurement Code

KRS 118.015(1), Definitions

KRS 164.160, Trustees - power to receive and administer revenue and property

KRS 164.200, Regulations for university - Physical training and discipline of students

KRS 164.367, Governing board may permit its employees to have an interest in a contract between the institution and a business -- Regulations to be forwarded to the Legislative Research Commission

GR Part X, Regulations Affecting Employment

AR 3:9, Consulting and other Overload Employment

AR 6:1, Policy on Discrimination and Harrassment

AR 7:2, Research Conflict of Interest and Financial Disclosure Policy

AR 7:6, Intellectual Properties Policy and Procedures

AR 7:9, Institutional Conflicts of Interest Involving Research

A01-005, UK HealthCare Code of Ethics

HRP&P 2.0, Equal Opportunity, Discrimination, and Harassment

BPM B.2.C, General Purchasing and Contracting Authority

BPM E-1-3, Fiscal Roles and Responsibilities

BPM E-1-4, Internal Control

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