To thrive in our community, new hires must be prepared to exercise sound ethical judgment, act with civility in the workplace, and take individual responsibility for the Institute’s policies and legal obligations. As Georgia Tech employees these expectations are as vital to the Institute’s long-term success as any professional skill or competency.

The Office of Ethics & Compliance supports and coordinates the many compliance-related activities at the Institute.

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2021 Feature Topic

Living Our Values at Georgia Tech

The 2021 Annual Compliance Training will help define Living Our Values Everyday at Georgia Tech, reinforce USG’s ethical standards and cyber security requirements, and remind you about the importance of research integrity, reporting external activities, and navigating foreign influence. 

The Living Our Values Every Day (L.O.V.E. GT) campaign advances the values that are central to the Georgia Tech strategic plan, which drives us to increase the impact we have in the world – through ambitious goals and bold actions. To reach our goals, our community's actions must be firmly grounded in our shared values, including behaviors, practices, policies, processes, and rewards that demonstrate our commitment to Georgia Tech:

  1. Students are our top priority.
  2. We strive for excellence.
  3. We thrive on diversity.
  4. We celebrate collaboration.
  5. We champion innovation.
  6. We safeguard freedom of inquiry and expression.
  7. We nurture the well-being of our community.
  8. We act ethically.
  9. We are responsible stewards
To learn more about the Ethics and Compliance Office at Georgia Tech visit: 
larm.gatech.edu/ethics-first/ethics-compliance

Ethics Awareness Week 2021

November 8 – November 12

This year, Ethics Week falls in the middle of the Annual Compliance Training time frame. Be a builder of our ethical culture by participating in Ethics Week activities and events. Review and register for events at ethicsfirst.gatech.edu/ethicsweek.

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Compliance Training

Onboarding

All new employees are automatically enrolled in New Hire Learning and Compliance within their first week and receive an email with instructions on how to complete the program. The full program takes approximately six hours to complete and covers:

  • Ethical decision-making
  • Workplace conduct
  • Title IX and anti-harassment
  • Cybersecurity
  • Conflicts of interest
  • The Georgia Tech Policy Library — including the process by which new policies are written, reviewed, and implemented

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Annual

October 25 – December 19, 2021

Each year, all employees (faculty, staff including Tech Temps and student workers) are given roughly 3 weeks to complete the Institute's Annual Compliance Training. As a public entity, Georgia Tech employees are stewards of others’ resources and are required to complete a regular review of policies and topics. 

The program takes approximately 45 minutes to complete and includes modules on: 

  • The University System of Georgia’s (USG) Ethics
  • Information Security/Cyber Security 
  • Foreign Influence, Research Integrity, and Conflict of Interest
  •  Annual Conflict of Interest Attestation

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