All University employees, including regular, term, temporary, student and full- and part-time faculty and staff are responsible for complying with the Alaska Executive Branch Ethics Act (Alaska Statute 39.52). The Act regulates the following:
- Official Action that affects your personal or financial interest
- Misuse of Position
- Abuse of Subordinates
- Misuse of Resources
- Partisan Politics
- Use of Information
- Participation in Grants, Contracts, Leases & Loans
- Representation of 3rd Parties
- Post-Employment Actions
Employees also must disclose any work they perform outside of their University employment. Examples of outside activities that must be disclosed are self-employment, independent contracting, consulting or any volunteer or non-compensated work performed outside of the University if there is any possibility that the work might involve the same issues or people as your University duties. All employee contracts with the University must be disclosed and pre-approved using the Interest In Contracts form, not the Outside Employment form. If an employee has no outside activities, they are not required to submit a form.
Outside employment must be disclosed prior to beginning the employment, when changes occur, and every July 1, even if a form was previously submitted (or within 30 days of beginning or resuming University employment).
Other ethics disclosure forms (interest in grants/contracts/leases/loans, notification of the receipt of a gift in excess of $150, notification of the receipt of a gift from another government, notification of potential violation, disclosure of employment of immediate family members) may be obtained from the Office of the General Counsel. Additional information regarding the Ethics Act is also available at http://www.alaska.edu/hr/forms/hr_ethicsforms/ or http://www.law.state.ak.us/doclibrary/ethics.html.
Employees may also be required to submit other disclosures if they engage in sponsored research.