The Board of Regents, President, and Provost of the University of Washington, as well as UW faculty and staff members, are asked to manage a complex set of internal and external activities and interests. Further, they are expected to accomplish this in a way that complies with the spirit and the letter of ethical standards established by state law and University policy. The purpose of this guide is to help all members of the University community understand these responsibilities and to remain particularly attentive to identifying and managing potential conflicts of interest and other ethical questions

A.  Regents' Statement of Ethical Principles

  1. Conflicts of Interest and Commitment
  2. Respect and Civility
  3. Accountability
  4. Stewardship and Use of Authority
  5. Seeking Guidance

B.  State Ethics Act

  1. Scope
  2. Sources of Guidance and Support

C.  University Outside Work Policies

  1. Scope
  2. Sources of Guidance and Support

D.  Local and Special Purpose Policies

  1. School of Medicine
  2. School of Dentistry
  3. Researchers
  4. Investments
  5. Statements Disclosing Personal Financial Interests
  6. Sale of Textbooks
  7. Regent Conflicts of Interest
  8. Special Regent-Created Boards and Committees
  9. Other Ethics Related Policy Statements

E.  Compliance Responsibilities

  1. Accountability
  2. Reporting

F.  Whistleblower Protection

  1. Scope
  2. Process
  3. Sources of Guidance and Support


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