Ethics Training

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 Employees

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

All university employees are required to annually complete 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.