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Code of Conduct and Ethics for Business Activities Preamble Brown University is committed to the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct. Each individual conducting business on behalf of the University will adhere to these standards in the performance of his or her duties. It is the responsibility of each individual – faculty or staff member, student employee, or volunteer acting on behalf of the University – to comply with legal and regulatory requirements, policies, and procedures that apply to his or her particular duties. In addition, it is the responsibility of supervisors to see that staff in their areas receive adequate information and training to permit full compliance and to monitor those compliance activities. This Code of Conduct is intended to remind members of the University community of the importance of adhering to University policies as well as those that are specific to particular administrative areas or functions. It is intended to supplement and promote compliance with existing policies and not to change or replace them. As such, any conflicts or inconsistencies between this policy and more specific ones shall be controlled by the more specific statement. Ethical Behavior and Adherence to University Policy is Every Individual’s Responsibility. All staff members, as members of the University community are expected to take personal responsibility for their actions, conduct themselves in an ethical manner, and maintain satisfactory job performance. Appropriate measures may be taken for violations of Brown University’s policies and practices, including disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment. The University encourages community members with concerns about possible unethical behavior or noncompliance with University policy to discuss them with supervisors, department coordinators, managers, department chairs or deans. PROCUREMENT / PURCHASING: Business Ethics http://brown.edu/Administration/Purchasing/procurement/ethics.html Compliance with laws, codes, and regulations http://brown.edu/Administration/Purchasing/procurement/laws.html A Code of Conduct for Brown University Licensees http://brown.edu/Administration/Purchasing/procurement/vendor.html INTERNAL AUDIT: Policies on Investigations http://www.brown.edu/Administration/Internal_Audit/investigations/ HUMAN RESOURCES: Human Resources Philosophy http://www.brown.edu/Administration/Human_Resources/policies/20.001.html Principles of the Brown University Community http://www.brown.edu/Student_Services/Office_of_Student_Life/judicial_affairs /randr/principles.html Conflict of Interest and Commitment Policy http://www.brown.edu/Administration/Human_Resources/policies/20.065.html PROVOST OFFICE: Conflict of Interest Policy for Officers of Instruction and Research http://research.brown.edu/policies/coidisclosure.php Sanctions and Enforcement All reported violations of this policy will be fully investigated in accordance with the provisions of this policy. Appropriate corrective measures will be promptly implemented upon completion of any such investigation. The consequences for violations of this policy by faculty or staff may vary in severity up to and including termination of employment. Violations of public laws and regulations may carry civil and criminal liabilities, including fines and/or imprisonment.