The purpose of this webpage is to help all members of the University community understand the laws and policies governing ethics in the workplace and provide resources for questions or concerns.
An ethics advisor is a member of an institution from whom employees can seek ethical guidance
The Ethics Advisor may:
- Assess the application of conflict of interest laws and regulations
- Counsel employees concerning ethics standards and programs
- Assist managers and supervisors in understanding and implementing ethics programs
Ethics in Public Service Presentation
For your convenience and use, the Ethics in Public Service presentation provides you with language directly from RCW 42.52.
Ethics 101 Online Course
The Ethics 101 online course contains modules that cover the different ethical standards of the Ethics in Public Service Act and Western Washington University Ethics policies and procedures.
The on-line training course is designed to enable its participants to:
- Gain an overall understanding of the Ethics in Public Service Act
- Recognize situations covered by the Ethics in Public Service Act
- Develop an awareness of the ethical aspects of public actions and decisions
- Learn decision-making techniques that can resolve ethical problems
Ethics in Public Service New Employee
The Ethics in Public Service New Employee Orientation has been provided by the Executive Ethics Board to share with all employees. Please check out the frequently asked questions. Responses have been provided in hopes to get a better understanding of the Executive Board application of the law.
Online Ethics Quiz
Test your knowledge of the state’s ethics laws/Ethics in Public Service Act. The Online Quiz is available at any time by launching the following one hour question and answer session regarding ethics in general. This quiz is presented by the Washington State Executive Ethics Board.
Take the On-Line Training Quiz here.
We encourage faculty and staff to address ethical questions and concerns with their chair, supervisor, director, dean and/or union leadership. Other resources include:
- Paul Mueller,Temporary Ethics Officer and Director of Risk, Compliance and Policy Services
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: (360) 650-3065
- Office of Attorney General
- Phone: (360) 650-3117
- Washington State Executive Ethics Board
- Email: email@example.com
- Phone: (360) 664-0871
- WWU Whistleblower Designees
Related University Policies and Required Compliance Practices
- Using University Resources
- Receiving Honoraria (U5400.19)
- Professional Staff Policy on Consulting and Other Outside Compensated Professional Activities (U5400.17)
- Faculty Policy on Consulting and Other Compensated Professional Activities (U5400.18 )
- Outside Employment form
- Reporting Loss of University Funds (U5315.25)
- Western Washington University
- Washington State Executive Ethics Board (EEB)
- Washington State Auditor’s Office
- Washington State Legislature