2010 ANNUAL ETHICS TRAINING FOR SEASONAL AND TEMPORARY
A University Program for New Employees, Student Workers, Extra Help, and Other Non-Permanent Employees
Revised – June 2010
This training course has been developed in accordance with requirements of the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act (5 ILCS 430/5-10). It has been developed for this purpose under the direction of the
Eastern Illinois University.
Unless you are just joining the University, you have likely participated in or heard about "ethics training." In prior years, this instruction was
delivered by the Office of Executive Inspector General for the Agencies of the Illinois Governor (OEIG). The State public universities received
approval from the OEIG to create and host our own version of the training program, beginning in 2009.
This brief training document will cover the main elements of the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act (5 ILCS 430, available at
www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs.asp), which was passed in 2003. The State Officials and Employees Ethics (Ethics Act) requires all state public
university employees to complete ethics training annually. This training is administered on a calendar year basis.
Not only does the law require you to complete ethics training each year, but ethics plays a central role in business and social settings alike, so it is
important to understand and demonstrate the highest ethical standards.
Types of Training
New Employees: If you are a newly hired employee, you must complete this training to satisfy a clause within the law requiring initial
ethics training within the first 30 days of your hire date.
Seasonal/Temporary Employees: If you are an undergraduate student worker, temporary extra help employee, or other non-permanent
employee, this training is approved for your annual use.
Permanent Employees (faculty, staff, etc.): Permanent employees must complete an interactive,