Ethics | Alcohol and Drug-Free Awareness | HIV/AIDS
Workers’ Compensation Insurance | Compensatory Time
Risk, Fraud, and Misconduct Hotline | Standard of Conduct
Notice of Privacy Practices for Medical Information | Reporting Arrests, Charges, or Convictions| Title IX Statement and Resources
The Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008
It is of the highest importance that the people of the State of Texas have confidence in the integrity of their public servants. This need is especially critical in the area of state-supported higher education. The responsibility for educating and training the future leaders of the state and nation carries with it the duty to adhere to the highest ethical standards and principles. It is for this reason that this statement of ethical principles and its accompanying guidelines was formed.
In accordance with System Regulation 34.02.01, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, and the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory maintain an Alcohol and Drug-Free Awareness and Prevention Program to inform employees of drug abuse violation penalties, the dangers of drug abuse, and the available drug counseling, rehabilitation and employee assistance programs.
To acknowledge the serious nature of HIV and related health issues, System Regulation 34.04.03 provides guidelines ensuring that the rights and privileges of all employees are protected. Consistent with that regulation, the educational website HIV/AIDS and the Workplace, is maintained online at http://dshs.texas.gov/hivstd/info/hivworkplace.shtm. This website is managed by The Texas Department of State Health Services and provides information on methods of transmission and prevention of HIV infection and the relevant state laws. Additional information on HIC and the AIDS epidemic may also be found on the Center for Disease Control’s website: http://www.cdc.gov/hiv.
Notice is hereby given to all persons employed in the service of and on the payroll of the institutions and agencies under the direction and governance of the Board of Regents of The Texas A&M University System that Worker’s Compensation Insurance coverage is provided in accordance with Chapter 502 of the Texas Labor Code.
The HIPAA Privacy Rule, a federal regulation, requires us to provide detailed notice in writing of our privacy practices. This notice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed, and how you can get access to this information.
The Texas A&M System’s Risk Fraud & Misconduct Hotline provides faculty, staff, students, vendors, and members of the public with a mechanism for reporting concerns related to allegations of improprieties. The Hotline should be used to report factual information suggestive of fraudulent, wasteful or abusive activities. Examples of reportable issues include fraud; misuse of resources or information; violations of safety rules; inappropriate conduct, harassment or discrimination. Reports can be submitted 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year by clicking on the Risk, Fraud, & Misconduct link in the footer information of any A&M System member’s homepage, or call toll free 1-888-501-3850.
As state employees, we are held to certain standards of conduct by the Texas State Legislature. Texas Government Code, Sections 572.051, 2113.014, 556.004, and 2113.013 serve as a reference guide for all employees, providing information on expectations, standards, and policies.
- Texas Government Code 572.051
- Texas Government Code 2113.014
- Texas Government Code 556.004
- Texas Government Code 2113.013
Notification of the state’s policy on compensatory time is an annual requirement as stated in Texas Government Code section 659.023. Employees of The Texas A&M University System should familiarize themselves with System Regulation 31.01.09. For all employees and those in a supervisory role, the additional resources of online training, ‘Course #2112755 Comp Time Issues for Employees’ and ‘Course #2112756 Comp Time Issues for Supervisors’ are available on TrainTraq via Single Sign On.
As per TAMUS Regulation 33.99.14, System employees must report to their supervisor, within twenty-four (24) hours or at the earliest possible opportunity thereafter, any criminal arrests, criminal charges or criminal convictions, excluding misdemeanor traffic offenses punishable only by fine.
The supervisor must report the arrest(s), criminal charge(s), or conviction(s) to the unit head (for TVMDL, to the Agency Director) and, the AgriLife Human Resources Office.
Texas A&M AgriLife is committed to providing an environment free from harassment or discrimination to all segments of its community including faculty, staff, students, guests and vendors. Harassment and discrimination, including sexual harassment and discrimination are illegal under federal and state statutes, including but not limited to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, and is prohibited. Texas A&M AgriLife will promptly and thoroughly investigate all complaints of discrimination, sexual harassment, and related retaliation.
Notice of Non-Discrimination
Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, and Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities.
The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:
Jennifer Hobbs, Chief Human Resources Officer
578 John Kimbrough Blvd., 4th Floor AGSV
College Station, TX 77843
firstname.lastname@example.org / (979) 845-2423
For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area or call 1-800-421-3481.