Welcome To the Office of Ethics

“Members of the University of California community are committed to the highest ethical standards in furtherance of our mission of teaching, research and public service. We recognize that we hold the University in trust for the people of the State of California. Our policies, procedures, and standards provide guidance for application of the ethical values … in our daily life and work as members of this community.”

“Pursuit of the University of California mission of teaching, research and public service requires a shared commitment to the core values of the University as well as a commitment to the ethical conduct of all University activities. The Standards of Ethical Conduct are a statement of our belief in ethical, legal and professional behavior in all of our dealings inside and outside the University.” 

~ The Regents of the University of California

NEWS

California Whistleblower Protection Act

July 17, 2017

The University of California encourages all employees to report improper governmental activity by the University of California or a University of California employee (e.g., corruption, malfeasance, bribery, theft or misuse of government property, fraud, coercion, or conversion), or wastes money, or involves gross misconduct, gross incompetence, or gross inefficiency.

‘I have nothing to hide. Why should I care about privacy?’

January 25, 2017

(with co-contributor Professor Ken Goldberg)

In celebration of Data Privacy Day (Jan. 28), we offer three reasons for the university community to care about privacy.

Ethics violations in the news

February 2, 2016

Education Official Apologizes for Ethics Violations

The Education Department's top technology official apologized Tuesday for his ethical missteps in using agency employees for his side businesses, failing to disclose outside income and failing to pay taxes on that income, while promising to correct the lack of security for federal data on students.