Human Resources - Ethics Liason Office Notification

Western Connecticut State University has designated the following individual as the University Ethics Liaison officer:

Mr. Charles P. Spiridon
Associate Vice President for Human Resources
Western Connecticut State University
181 White Street
Danbury Connecticut
University Hall
203-837-8662 (phone)
203-837-8613 (fax)

The responsibility of the Ethics Liaison Officer shall be as follows:

The Ethics Liaison Officer shall be responsible for coordinating appropriate training programs, monitoring agency policies relevant to ethics compliance, and serve as a resource for ethics guidance and advice.  The Ethics Liaison Officer will be the liaison to the Office of State Ethics to screen and refer issues to the Office of State Ethics.  Since the Ethics Liaison Officer cannot or should not provide legal advice regarding ethics issues, he or she will refer an individual to the Office of State Ethics when necessary or seek legal advice from the Office of State Ethics on such individual’s behalf.  The Ethics Liaison Officer should also serve as the liaison to its constituency groups (e.g. contractors) to ensure that they are made aware of relevant restrictions under the Code when they interact with agency personnel.  The Officer must also be responsible for disseminating information to keep employees apprised of the latest Office of State Ethics rulings, enforcement actions, and statutory changes.  The Ethics Liaison Officer is not to be considered an enforcement officer but rather an informational resource and counselor.

Individuals seeking the assistance of the University’s Ethic Liaison Officer may contact him during the regular business hours of the University (works days from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM).

Individuals may also contact the Office of State Ethics directly via the following means:

Office of State Ethics
18-20 Trinity Street
Hartford, Connecticut 06106-1660
(860) 566-4472 (phone)
(860) 566-3806 (fax)


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