Conflicts Of Interest
Student workers and Supervisors must avoid situations in which an actual or potential conflict of interest may arise. Conflicts of interest may arise from, but are not limited to, situations in which supervisors hire students with whom a personal or financial interest or relationship exists. Students are not eligible to be hired by or work for and/or in departments in which there is a relative, friend, neighbor, etc. on staff. Students are not to engage in over friendly or romantic relationships with faculty or staff of Whittier College.
Non-College Related Work
Supervisors may not assign personal matters/business or non-college related work to a student employee while on shift and/or while being paid with College funds under any circumstances. Student employees should only be assigned and perform work that is beneficial, relates to, and fulfills departmental and College business needs.
The Student Employment Program places high importance and accountability on confidentiality and takes seriously actions of breached department and/or College confidentiality. During the scope of fulfilling student employment position assignments, student workers may be in contact with or access of confidential information and/or property. Student employees should never discuss or disclose any form of confidential information or property, either directly or indirectly with persons affiliated/not affiliated with the College, or with other students/employees who do not have a need to know and without the consent/approval of the department or appropriate "owner" of the information/property.
Confidential information includes, but is not limited to, documents, tapes, lists, computer printouts, studies, surveys, reports, drafts, pictures, charts, maps, drawings, programs, equipment, blueprints, vendor lists, student lists, financial reports/records, accounts payable/receivable records, Payroll records, Human Resources records, files, email conversations, verbal conversations, and other materials pertinent to the College or its students and employees. Confidential information may not be removed, distributed, shared, photocopied, altered, damaged, etc. in any capacity.
Business Ethics and Conduct
Whittier College with comply with all applicable laws and regulations and expects all employees, including student workers, to conduct business in accordance with the letter, spirit and intent of all relevant laws and to refrain from any illegal, dishonest, or unethical conduct. In general, use of good judgment, based on high ethical principles, will be guiding principles with respect to lines of acceptable conduct. if a situation arises where it is difficult to determine the proper course of action, or whether unethical behavior has occurred, the matter should be discussed with and brought to the attention of the immediate supervisor and Human Resources.
Compliance with this policy of business ethics and conduct is the responsibility of every employee, student and member of the POET community. Disregarding or failing to comply with this standard of business ethics and conduct could lead to disciplinary action, up to and including possible termination of employment.