IV:07:02 Conditions of Employment

I. CODE OF ETHICS

Each employee is required to abide by the following standards of conduct:

A. No employee of the University shall knowingly solicit or accept, directly or indirectly, on behalf of himself or herself or any member of the employee's household, for personal use or consumption any gift, including but not limited to any gratuity, service, favor, food, entertainment, lodging, transportation, loan, loan guarantee or any other thing of monetary value, from any person or entity that:

1. Has, or is seeking to obtain, contractual or other business or financial relations with the institution in which the individual is employed; or

2. Has interests that may be substantially affected by the performance or nonperformance of the employee.

B. No employee of the University shall accept employment or engage in any business or professional activity, which he/she might reasonably expect to require or induce him/her to disclose confidential information acquired by him/her by reason of his/her official position.

C. No employee of the University shall disclose confidential information gained by reason of his/her office position, nor shall he/she otherwise use such information for his/her personal gain or benefit.

D. No employee of the University shall accept other employment, which might impair his/her independence of judgment in the performance of his/her official duties.

E. No employee working as part of his/her University official duties shall receive any compensation for his/her service as a University employee from any source other than the state of Tennessee, except as may be otherwise provided.

II. RETIREMENT PROGRAM

All regular full-time employees, including those employed in a modified fiscal year basis, must become members of the retirement system as a condition of employment. This is effective as of the date of hire. Administrative and faculty employees are eligible to choose between the Tennessee Consolidated Plan and the Optional Retirement Plans available under the system.

III. DRUG FREE WORKPLACE

All employees regardless of employment category agree as a condition of employment to abide by the regulations of the Drug-Free Workplace as set forth in MTSU Policy IV:07:19 Drug-Free Workplace.

Revisions: August 1, 1987; September 1, 1991; January 1, 2010; March 29, 2013.

Cross-references: MTSU Policy IV:07:19 Drug-Free Workplace.