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Ethics

Like other state employees, UWM employees are subject to ethical rules governing the use of university resources, conflicts of interest, and acceptance of gifts. As a general rule, an employee may not use his or her university position to gain private financial or other benefits for the employee, the employee's immediate family, or an outside organization.  The below resources contain more details on these rules.

UWM Brochure on Key Legal and Ethical Issues for Employees

Applicable Rules and Policies cited in UWM Brochure on Key Legal and Ethical Issues for Employees

UW System Brochure on Ethics and Confidentiality of Records

Applicable Ethics Rules:

Faculty:

Wis. Admin. Code UWS 8 (Unclassified Staff Code of Ethics)

UWM Faculty Policies and Procedures, Section 5.30-5.39

Faculty Statement on Professional Ethics

Conflict of Interest Policy for Researchers and Scholars

Academic Staff:

Wis. Admin. Code UWS 8 (Unclassified Staff Code of Ethics)

Academic Staff Policies and Procedures Chapter 113

Classified Staff:

Wis. Admin. Code ER-MRS 24 (Code of Ethics)

Classified Employees Work Rules

State Public Officials:

Wis. Stat. § 19.45 (Standards of conduct; state public officials)