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EIU Ethics Office

Employees with 50 percent or more employment are required to take the online training offered each fall.

Employees with less than 50 percent employment (including students, extra-help, and graduate assistants), are required to complete the booklet training at http://www.eiu.edu/~ethics. New employees are required to complete the training within 30 days of employment and may do so by the paper-based method.

FAQs for 50 percent to full-time employees
FAQs for less than 50 percent employment, including students and extra-help

 

50 Percent to Full-Time Employees 

A. On Dec. 9, 2003, Illinois Governor Rod R. Blagojevich signed the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act (the "Ethics Act”). One feature of the Ethics Act is the requirement that all state employees participate in annual ethics training.

A. The Ethics Act defines “employee” as (i) any person employed full-time, part-time, or pursuant to a contract and whose employment duties are subject to the direction and control of an employer with regard to the material details of how the work is to be performed or (ii) any appointee.

A. The training is a self-administered, interactive, one-hour program that is accessed through any computer connected to the Internet. The online training consists of lessons relating to: acceptance of gifts, political/fund-raising activities, bribery, solicitation misconduct, official misconduct and conflicts of interest. The training uses scenario-based lessons and self-assessment questions and also contains resource references as well as frequently asked questions.

A. Training can be completed on any computer, including your home computer or a computer at the library or any open computer lab on campus. Contact Human Resources at 217-581-3514 to help you locate a computer in order to complete the required training. For those without any computer access, a booklet form of the material is available at Human Resources.

A. Yes, this is the only training approved by the executive inspector general for this purpose. This training is in addition to any other training you may have taken in the past.

A. No, unless otherwise specified by your supervisor. Completion will be tracked by software; the ethics officer will receive the compliance report. If you wish, you may print out a certificate of completion if you complete the submission via the web link or you may copy the completed signature page before you send to Human Resources. If your supervisor asks, you should be prepared to show evidence of completion.

A.  The Ethics Officer sets the annual training dates. If you have not taken the training during the calendar year as a new employee, you must complete the training during the annual training period. 

A. Contact Laura McLaughlin, 217-581-7249 or ethicsofficer@eiu.edu.

A. No, the training does not have a time limit. You may start and stop the training as necessary. You should take whatever time you need to read and understand the material.

A. Yes, you will be allowed to take the training during your regular work hours.

A. No, overtime pay will not be provided if you choose to complete the training outside of your normal working hours.

A. Yes. However, the site may be unavailable because of system maintenance on Sunday mornings.

A. If you choose not to complete the training, you will be subject to progressive discipline from the University or sanctions from the State. This is the law in Illinois. All State employees must comply.

A. Yes, for this year. The law requires annual training, so we will be doing this or something similar again next year and every year.

A. For questions about training or what comprises ethical behavior, contact Laura McLaughlin at 217-581-7249 or ethicsofficer@eiu.edu. For questions about problems logging onto the training program, contact Human Resources at 217-581-3514 or humanres@eiu.edu or the ITS Help Desk at 581-4357 or itshelp@eiu.edu.

Less Than 50 Percent Employment,
Including Students and Extra Help

A. On Dec. 9, 2003, Illinois Governor Rod R. Blagojevich signed the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act. (the "Ethics Act”). One feature of the Ethics Act is the requirement that all state employees participate in annual ethics training.

A. The Ethics Act defines “employee” as (i) any person employed full-time, part-time, or pursuant to a contract and whose employment duties are subject to the direction and control of an employer with regard to the material details of how the work is to be performed or (ii) any appointee.

A. All employees, full or part-time, are required to complete yearly ethics training. 

A. If you are paid by the university, yes. There are no exceptions.

A. Yes, this is the only training approved by the executive inspector general for this purpose. This training is in addition to any other training you may have taken in the past.

A. No, unless otherwise specified by your supervisor. If you submit the last page electronically or print and send the completed last page, the training administrator will receive notification. It would be a good idea to print the certificate if you submit on-line or copy the signed page for your records for your records. If your supervisor asks, you should be prepared to show evidence of completion.

A. Yes, employees you are allowed to take the training during your regular work hours.

A. No, overtime pay will not be provided if you choose to complete the training outside of your normal working hours.

A. If you choose not to complete the training, you will be subject to progressive discipline from the University or sanctions from the State. This is the law in Illinois. All State employees must comply.

A. Yes, for this year. The law requires annual training, so if you still work for the university next calendar year, you will need to complete the booklet again.

A. For questions about training or what comprises ethical behavior, contact Laura McLaughlin at 217-581-7249 or ethicsofficer@eiu.edu. For questions about problems logging onto the training program, contact Human Resources at 217-581-3514 or humanres@eiu.edu or the ITS Help Desk at 217-581-4357 or itshelp@eiu.edu.

If you do not have an EIU logon ID and password, please contact ITS Help Desk, 217-581-4357 or itshelp@eiu.edu.

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