Discussion of Ethical Requirements for University Employees

University employees (faculty and staff) are required to comply with the University's Code of Conduct and Ethics (Code) and the state of Florida's  Code of Ethics for Public Officers and Employees (see sections 112.311 through 112.3261, Florida Statutes).  These statutes cover a broad array of topics and many issues related to ethical conduct have legal consequence.  The most common issues relating to University personnel are discussed below.  We have also provided hyperlinks to the state and federal laws and other rules and regulations, including applicable collective bargaining agreements that are the basis for the Code.

 

Compliance with the legal requirements of Florida’s Code of Ethics for Public Officers and Employees is essential to both the University and its employees. Failure to do so may result in fines, punitive actions including removal from employment. Any University employee who is unsure how these requirements apply to any particular situation should contact Marc Snow, Senior Associate General Counsel at 620-2866 or via email at msnow@unf.edu. University Personnel may find additional information on the Florida Commission on Ethics website at: http://www.ethics.state.fl.us/ . The Florida Commission on Ethics also publishes a Guide to the Sunshine Amendment and Code of Ethics for Public Officer and Employees which can be located at: http://www.ethics.state.fl.us/publications/guidebookletinternet.pdf  

 

The Office of the General Counsel is the University's Ethics Office. If you have any questions regarding any specific provision of the Code or any other questions in general regarding conduct matters not specifically stated in the Code, please contact Marc Snow, Senior Associate General Counsel, at (904) 620-2866 or via e-mail at msnow@unf.edu..



    The University's Code of Conduct and Ethics

  • Florida Commission on Ethics