Administrative Services

WIU Ethics Training for Employees

As University employees, we are required to follow all laws, rules and regulations, and policies, including The State Officials and Employees Ethics Act (5 ILCS430). These laws and rules establish expectations for employee conduct, which include the need to make proper use of state resources and property, and the requirement that we always act with honesty and integrity.

One element of the Ethics Act is a requirement that all university employees participate in ethics training within 30 days of hire. Thus, your completion of this training is both a legal requirement and a condition of your employment.

This training also serves as an annual training for temporary and extra help employees, as well as graduate and undergraduate student employees.

New Hires, Temporary or Extra Help Employees

If you are a new hire, temporary or extra help employee, please follow the directions below to complete the training through your WIUP account.

  • Go to www.wiu.edu/wiup
  • Enter your login information
  • Select the Employee Compliance option from your menu or enter COMP in the Display box and hit Enter
  • Review the Ethics Document
  • Check the box indicating that you have carefully read, understand, and intend to comply with the laws, rules, policies, and procedures.
  • If you are unable to access the check box, please login using another browser.

Undergraduate or Graduate Student Employees

If you are a new graduate student employee or an undergraduate student employee, please follow the directions below to complete the training through your STARS account.

  • Go to www.wiu.edu/stars
  • Enter your login information
  • Select the Employee Compliance section on the drop down menu
  • Review the Ethics Document
  • Check the box indicating that you have carefully read, understand, and intend to comply with the laws, rules, policies, and procedures.
  • If you are unable to access the check box, please login using another browser.

You should complete this training during your regular work hours or as directed by your supervisor. Please be advised that overtime pay will not be provided if you choose, on your own, to access this training outside of your normal work hours.

If you do not have access to a computer and the internet, or if you need other assistance in completing this training, please contact the WIU Ethics Training Administrator, Danette Phelps, at 298-1800 or at dl-phelps@wiu.edu.

Information regarding ethics legislation, contacts and resources can be found at www.wiu.edu/vpas/ethics_training.

Any student, faculty, or staff member who believes they have witnessed a violation of the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act should report the violation immediately to:

Rica Calhoun
Ethics Officer/Legal Counsel
RH-Calhoun@wiu.edu
Phone: 309-298-3070

Office of Executive Inspector General for the Agencies of the Illinois Governor
Illinois Building - 607 East Adams Street
14th Floor
Springfield, Illinois 62701
Phone: (217) 558-5600
Fax: (217) 782-1605
Office of Executive Inspector General