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Employee Compliance and Ethics Guide

Why Do We Sign an Acknowledgement Form? (video)

Employee Compliance and Ethics Guide - Index​

Introduction (PDF)

  • Purpose​​

  • Compliance Program

Environmental Health and Safety (PDF)

  • Workplace Health and Safety
  • Protection of the Environment
  • Drug-Free and Weapon-Free Workplace

Ethics (PDF)

  • Ethics Policy
  • The University of Houston System Ethics Policy

​​Contracts and Agreements ​(PDF)

Contacts with the News Media (PDF)

  • When a Reporter Calls
  • When You See a News Reporter or Photographer on Campus
  • News Release Distribution
  • When a Reporter Calls About You Area of Expertise
  • Before an Interview
  • General Tips for Media Interviews

Use of UHD and State of Texas Resources (PDF)

  • Use of State Owned Property
  • Computer Software
  • Information Security and Confidentiality
  • Computer System Access and Passwords
  • Purchasing

Contacts with Government Agencies and Outside Investigators (PDF)

  •  Subpoenas

Copyright and Intellectual Property (PDF)

  • Use of Copyright Material
  • Intellectual Property


Information and Records​ (PDF)

  • Information
  • Accuracy of Records
  • Retention and Disposal of Records

Political Activity and Contributions (PDF)

  • Political Activities
  • Political Contributions

Workplace Conduct and Employment Requirements (PDF)

  • Fraud
  • Equal Employment Opportunity
  • Harassment in the Workplace
  • Overtime Compensation
  • Family and Medical Leave
  • Outside Employment
  • Financial Interest

Gifts, Gratuities, Estates and Honoraria (PDF)

  • ​Gifts to UHD
  • Gifts Made to Influence Decisions
  • Gifts from Persons Doing Business with UHD and/or UHD System
  • Honoraria

Research (PDF)



​The information contained in this guide and related links, is not a substitute for professional legal counsel. Any discrepancy between information in this guide and University of Houston System and University of Houston Downtown policies is not intended to alter or amend official University of Houston System and University of Houston Downtown policies.  Inclusion of any link or reference to any entity, public or private, is not intended to be a warranty or endorsement of the completeness or quality of information contained therein, or of any sponsor of such information.

Compliance and Ethics
Last updated 3/6/2018 8:38 AM