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1.03. Standards of Conduct
1.03. Standards of Conduct - Departments & Programs, UW Hospital and Clinics, Compliance, Code of Conduct/Ethics, Code of Ethics on Conflicts of Interest
- Personal gain from Hospital Authority position.
- No employee may, in a manner contrary to the interests of the Hospital Authority, use or attempt to use his or her public position or Hospital Authority or state property, including property leased by the Hospital Authority, to gain or attempt to gain anything of substantial value for the private benefit of the employee, his or her immediate family or any organization with which the employee is associated.
- No employee may solicit or accept from any person or organization anything of value pursuant to an expressed or implied understanding that his or her conduct of Hospital Authority business would be influenced thereby.
- No employee may intentionally use or disclose confidential Hospital Authority information in any way that could result in the receipt of anything of value for himself or herself, for his or her immediate family or for any other person or organization with which the employee is associated.
- Contracting and leasing.
- No employee, member of his or her immediate family, nor any organization with which the employee is associated, may enter into any contract or lease involving payments of $3,000 or more within a 12 month period, derived in whole or in part from Hospital Authority funds, if the employee is in a position to approve or influence, in his or her official capacity, the Hospital Authority’s decision to enter into the contract or lease.
- If the employee is not in a position to approve or influence the Hospital Authority’s decision, the employee may enter into a contract or lease described in para. (A) if the employee first makes written disclosure of the nature and extent of any relationship described in para. (A) to the CEO or his/her designee and he or she approves. The CEO or his/her designee shall approve an employee’s interest in a lease or contract unless he or she determines that the employee’s interest in the agreement will conflict substantially and materially with the employee’s discharge of his or her Hospital Authority responsibilities.
- This subsection does not affect the application of sec. 946.13, Wisconsin Statutes.
- No employee may participate, formally or informally, in the decision to hire, retain, promote or determine the salary of a member of his or her immediate family.
- No employee may, in supervision or management of another employee who is a member of his or her immediate family, give preferential or favored treatment.
- Waiver. The Board may, upon written request and by action within a reasonable time of receipt hereof, waive any provision of this section whenever its literal interpretation would be adverse to the best interest of the Hospital Authority or would work unreasonable hardship on an employee.