Required Ethics Training
Board of Regents Required Ethics Training
To ensure that all active employees of the University System of Georgia (USG) are cognizant of and adhering to their obligations with respect to the USG Ethics Policy, the Board of Regents has established as a condition of employment the successful completion of initial and ongoing training and certification as required by board policy on Ethics training.
All actively employed USG Employees are expected to complete the USG training and certification within 90 days of their initial day of employment as a condition of employment. Additionally, the USG may require periodic “refresher” ethics training and related certification courses.
In the event an actively employed employee fails to complete the USG Ethics Training and Certification within the 90 day timeframe, the employee shall be subject to disciplinary action consistent with board policy up to and including termination. In the event a tenured or non-tenured employee with faculty rank continues to fail to complete the training and certification, the university president shall remove the faculty member for cause according to the policy and procedures outlined in board policy 8.3.9. If the faculty member is tenure-track, non-tenure, or part-time and/or adjunct and refuses to complete the training and certification, the faculty member shall also be subject to non-renewal of contract or non-reappointment.
This policy also covers student employees of the USG and failure to complete this training and certification will subject them to the same disciplinary actions as outlined above for actively employed employees.
The training and certification is made available through the D2L/ eLearning system. Instructions for completing this required training and certification can be found through the following link Instructions for Ethics Basic Course.