POLICY OF ETHICAL PRACTICE

1. Introduction
2. Purpose
3. Ethical Behavior
4. Conflicts of Interest
5. Officer and Key Employee Conflicts of Interest
6. Financial Integrity Disclosure and Other Reporting
7. Confidentiality
8. Academic Freedom
9. Protection and Proper Use of University Assets
10. Disclosures
11. Violations - Consequences
12. Reporting Responsibility and Procedures
13. Handling of Reported Violations
14. Acting in Good Faith
Reporting Guidelines
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
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7. Confidentiality

Robert Morris University respects the privacy of its employees. Robert Morris University's relationship with employees is built on trust and respect. Accordingly, Robert Morris University will provide confidential employee information to others only on a need-to-know basis for legitimate business purposes and in accordance with applicable laws (see Personnel Records policy). Employees must maintain the confidentiality of confidential information entrusted to them by Robert Morris University, its students, and its vendors, except when disclosure is authorized by Robert Morris University's established written policies, outside counsel or required by laws or regulations (see Behavior/Conduct policy).

Confidential information includes all non-public information that might be of use to third parties or be harmful to Robert Morris University, its employees, its students or its vendors, if disclosed, and information that employees, students and vendors have entrusted to us. The obligation to preserve confidential information continues even after employment ends. In connection with this obligation, every employee should comply with the Confidential and Proprietary Information policy of Robert Morris University.