Integrity: Instills mutual trust and confidence; creates a culture that fosters high standards of ethics; is consistent and follows through; and demonstrates a sense of university responsibility and commitment towards the UIC values: Knowledge, Access, Openness, Excellence and Collaboration.
Integrity is a standard of personal conduct that engenders trust from your colleagues, loyalty from customers, and ethical behavior in the workplace. The minimum integrity skills expected of new employees are displayed through the demonstration of responsible use of work time, follow-through on commitments, and admitting mistakes.
As UIC employees continue in their career they should consistently adhere to UIC policies and procedures, uphold confidentiality agreements, and have an established reputation of honesty and fairness.
Examples of Integrity in Practice
- Demonstrates responsible use of work time and UIC property
- Admits mistakes
- Follows through on commitments to complete tasks or assignments
- Recognizes potential ethical issues or conflicts of interest and works to ensure they are promptly addressed
- Adheres to UIC policies and procedures when addressing job responsibilities
- Makes self aware of and upholds confidentiality agreements
- Establishes a reputation for being honest, fair, and open
- Investigates any allegations of wrongdoing
- Provides advice and support to employees when questions of ethics arise
- Makes firm, clear, transparent decisions that are consistent with UIC’s mission and values