Ethics Training

The State Officials and Employees Ethics Act, enacted in 2003 by the General Assembly of the state of Illinois, requires each officer and employee of all state agencies and universities to complete an annual ethics training program beginning in 2004.  The Ethics Act currently requires that employees be trained on an annual basis and new employees must be trained within 30 days of initial hire.  Annual training is mandatory for all employees and the platform for completing annual training may vary depending on your classification.

Failure to complete this training constitutes a violation of the Ethics Act and could result in possible administrative fines and, when applicable, employee disciplinary action.

Online Training

Beginning with the annual 2018 ethics training, Workplace Answers will no longer be hosting our online training module.  Testing is currently being conducted on each campus and links to access the annual training will be added here as they become available.

Annual online ethics training is mandatory for all SIU faculty, staff, and graduate assistants.  (Employees with a classification of extra help or student employee will complete the annual training using the offline version of the training). Please note, SIUC has placed the offline document on D2L for completion.).

Training Start Date: October 1, 2019
University Deadline: October 31, 2019

Login Information

  • SIUC* – (Google Chrome browser is highly recommended for D2L)
  • SIUE  - (Log into Blackboard and then click on the Ethics Training organization.  Firefox, Chrome or Safari are the recommended browsers.)
  • SOM*

*If you are a SOM Civil Service employee located on the Carbondale campus, you should complete your training using D2L.

Training Help Desk Contacts

Note: Your training actions and time may be monitored - - failure to carefully read and remview all of the program's subject matter may invalidate your certificate of completion and result in your having to complete an alternative from of ethics training.

Offline Training

Annual Offline ethics training is mandatory for all Seasonal and Temporary employees.  This includes such classifications as undergraduate student employees and extra help employees.  The offline training document for each campus is located below:

Please return the completed form to your department (if instructed) or the office indicated on the signature page of the offline ethics training document.  

New Hire Offline Ethics Training

New employees must complete the ethics training within the first 30 days of their initial hire date.  If you need a paper copy of the new hire training, see below for each campus:

Please return the completed form to your department (if instructed) or the office indicated on the signature page of the offline ethics training document.