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Business Ethics, Conduct, and Right to Privacy

Business Ethics, Conduct, and Right to Privacy

The successful delivery of services to the schools and reputation of the Division of Career and Technical Education is built upon the principles of fair dealing and ethical conduct of our employees. Our reputation for integrity and excellence requires careful observance of the spirit and letter of all applicable federal/state laws and regulations, as well as a scrupulous regard for the highest standards of conduct, personal integrity, and discretion.

The Division of Career and Technical Education will comply with all applicable federal/state laws and regulations and expects its directors and employees to conduct business in accordance with the letter, spirit, and intent of all relevant federal/state laws and to refrain from any illegal, unethical conduct and/or disclosure of inappropriate information of any nature.

In general, the use of good judgment, based on high ethical principles, will guide you with respect to lines of acceptable conduct. If a situation arises where it is difficult to determine the proper course of action, the matter should be discussed openly with your immediate Manager and, if necessary, with the Executive Director for Career and Technical Education for advice and consultation.

If you suspect a violation of this policy, you have an obligation to report your concerns to the Executive Director. You can raise concerns and make reports without fear of reprisal. All allegations of improper or illegal behavior will be investigated promptly and thoroughly. The investigation shall remain as confidential as practicable and those conducting the investigation shall respect the privacy of all persons involved.

If it is determined that a violation of this policy has occurred, the Division of Career and Technical Education will take prompt, remedial, corrective action that could include termination of employment and criminal prosecution. The action taken will be deemed by management to be commensurate with the nature and severity of the violation.