University Organization, Culture and Ethics

University Organization, Culture and Ethics

Policies by Topic - University Organization, Culture and Ethics

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Gifts and Hospitality PolicyAs USC Employees, we are accountable for evaluating the G&H that are given and received in accordance with this policy. USC employees must ensure that giving or receiving G&H does not improperly influence or appear to improperly influence an individual’s decision-making abilities.uncategorized, University Organization, Culture, and EthicsFaculty, Staff, Students5/11/20225/24/2022
Political Site Visit Policyuncategorized, University Organization, Culture, and EthicsFaculty, Staff, Students3/4/20224/20/2022
Policy on PoliciesAll faculty, staff, students, and contractors involved in the development, approval, implementation, or maintenance of University Policies and related resources are expected to comply with this policy. This policy defines a University Policy, explains the relationship to related resources, and describes the key expectations, requirements, and methodology throughout the policy lifecycle, including development, maintenance, retirement, and archiving.University Organization, Culture, and EthicsFaculty, Staff, Students3/1/20223/1/2022
Reporting WrongdoingUSC requires faculty, staff, students, volunteers and others affiliated with the university to report suspicion of wrongdoing promptly to the proper authorities for investigation.University Organization, Culture, and EthicsFaculty, Staff, Students6/22/201211/12/2021
Relationships with IndustryThe purpose of this policy is to: Support USC’s standard of maintaining a culture of ethics in its business relations and to minimize conflicts of interest and the appearance of impropriety in our relationships with pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, device and medical equipment manufacturers and other healthcare suppliers (“Industry”).University Organization, Culture, and EthicsFaculty, Staff, Students9/8/20099/8/2009
Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment, and RetaliationUSC’s Policy on Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation incorporates a University-wide approach to preventing and responding to discrimination and harassment on the basis of protected characteristics, retaliation, and specific forms of harassment based on sex: sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, and related forms of conduct.University Organization, Culture, and EthicsEEO-TIX, Faculty, Staff, Students, Title 9, Title IX, Title nine8/14/20205/3/2022
Political ActivityUSC, as an institution, will not participate in (including the publishing or distributing of statements) any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for public office (collectively, “Political Statements”) and no employee or agent of USC is authorized to make any Political Statement, or expend any university funds for or against a candidate, on USC’s behalf.University Organization, Culture, and EthicsFaculty, Staff10/2/200210/2/2002
Institutional Conflict of Interest in ResearchThe objective of this policy is to promote the highest ethical standards in the conduct of research in situations where institutional conflicts of interest (“ICOI”) may occur, and to determine those instances when an ICOI is unacceptable.University Organization, Culture, and EthicsFaculty, Staff, Students9/1/20099/1/2009
Gift Acceptance and Campaign CountingAll university employees and volunteers must adhere to this policy, which also acts as a guide for prospective donors and their advisors, providing assurance that all donors are treated equitably.Administrative and Business Practices, University Organization, Culture, and EthicsFaculty, Staff, volunteer11/15/201811/15/2018
Fundraising CoordinationThe generosity of alumni, friends, grateful patients, corporations and foundations plays a vital role in supporting USC’s mission of excellence.Administrative and Business Practices, University Organization, Culture, and EthicsFaculty, Staff11/15/20184/20/2022
Disability AccommodationsThe university is committed to the full accessibility of our campus, programs and activities to individuals with disabilities.University Organization, Culture, and EthicsFaculty, Staff, Students1/11/20161/11/2016
Conflict of Interest and Commitment PolicyAll employees are expected to adhere to the highest ethical standards in their professional and business practices. In order to meet these obligations, all faculty and staff should avoid conflicts of interest that may exist between outside activities and obligations to the university.University Organization, Culture, and EthicsFaculty, Staff8/14/20155/3/2022
Investigation of Non-Protected Class Conduct in Violation of University PolicyThe Office of Conduct, Accountability, and Professionalism (OCAP) investigates violations of university policy that have not been investigated by the Office of Equity and Diversity, the Office of Compliance, the Office of Internal Audit or an office investigating research misconduct.University Organization, Culture, and EthicsFaculty, Staff5/15/20188/3/2021
Misappropriation of University AssetsIt is the responsibility of every university employee, regardless of rank or job title, to safeguard university assets and to report any suspected misappropriation of university assets.University Organization, Culture, and EthicsFaculty, Staff7/1/20087/1/2008
Cooperation with Compliance InvestigationsEvery USC employee shares the university’s responsibility to comply with laws and regulations governing a variety of activities, including but not limited to research, healthcare, privacy and security, employment practices, environmental health and safety, financial aid, athletics and conflict of interest.University Organization, Culture, and EthicsFaculty, Staff7/1/20167/1/2016
Conflict of Interest in ResearchThe purpose of this policy is to promote the highest ethical standards in situations where conflicts of interest may occur in the conduct of research.University Organization, Culture, and EthicsFaculty, Staff, Students3/1/20133/1/2013
USC Integrity and Accountability CodeAt the University of Southern California, ethical behavior is predicated on two main pillars: a commitment to discharging our obligations to others in a fair and honest manner, and a commitment to respecting the rights and dignity of all persons.University Organization, Culture, and EthicsFaculty, Staff, Students12/1/202112/2/2021
Accounting and Auditing Complaint ReportingIn order to adhere to the highest standards of integrity, the university encourages employees to submit complaints regarding accounting, internal accounting controls, or auditing matters or concerns (“Accounting Matters”).University Organization, Culture, and EthicsFaculty, Staff12/15/201112/15/2011