Learning objectives

  • Define ethics, state the purpose of an Ethics program, and list its common characteristics.
  • Identify ethical standards for fairness and honesty, accurate record keeping, the treatment of other employees, political contributions, and financial standards--such as time charging and preservation of company assets.
  • Identify conflicts of interest and ethical standards for giving and receiving gifts, gratuities, and entertainment with regard to customers and suppliers in both government and non-government sectors.
  • Identify the laws, acts and practices associated with ethics in the workplace.
  • Recognize the responsibility to comply with ethical expectations and report suspected violations, the disciplinary actions that could result from failure to comply with expectations or report violations, and the available methods for raising ethical concerns and seeking additional counsel.
  • Recognize the application of ethics principles through the use of case studies.

Course overview

This lesson will help employees identify the purpose of an Ethics program, recognize specific ethics standards and their responsibility to comply with them, identify disciplinary actions that can result from non-compliance, and identify how to properly raise ethical concerns and seek additional counsel. Employees will also recognize the application of ethics principles through the use of case studies.
  • 20 minutes
  • Format: Online Interactive
  • English
Course Outline
  • Who Needs Ethics?
  • What’s Expected of Me?
  • What Is a Conflict of Interest and Appropriate Gifting?
  • What Laws, Acts, and Practices Are in Place?
  • What Is the Reporting Process?
  • What Should They Do?
  • 15 U.S.C. Chapter 1, Sherman Act -- Anti-Trust Law
  • 17 U.S.C., Sections 101-810, Copyright Law
  • 35 U.S.C. and Title 17 C.F.R. Chapter 1, Intellectual property laws
  • Sarbanes[v1] -Oxley Act of 2002
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