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HR – Procedure 580

Section 500
Proc. 580
Subject: University Code of Conduct
Effective: 07/01/78
Revision (14): 8/01/2019

The University of Tennessee Space Institute is committed to facilitating a workplace culture that promotes responsible and ethical behavior.  The unethical behavior of just one employee can detract from the excellent contributions of thousands. For this reason, it is of the utmost importance that compliance with rules and regulations and respect for fellow employees are taken seriously and infractions are reported promptly to appropriate officials.

UT’s code of conduct, is intended to assist employees and their departments in creating a responsible and ethical workplace. It outlines the basic expectations for employees, directs them to policy requirements and training resources and provides instructions for reporting concerns and violations.


To provide employees of the University of Tennessee with guidance on how to conduct themselves in an ethical and responsible manner.


The Code of Conduct was developed to supplement and clarify existing university policies, procedures, and rules. It does not replace, limit, or otherwise alter any existing policies. Employees are expected to familiarize themselves with the Code and to abide by it. Employees who violate the Code will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action. Employees should direct specific ethical or compliance questions to their supervisor or to the UTSI Director for Human Resources.  The university’s Code of Conduct is comprised of 1) general principles and statements of ethical and responsible conduct and 2) specific examples of prohibited conduct.


Training on the Code of Conduct is offered periodically at the Space Institute.