This important message was scheduled to be delivered next week. But due to the possible impact of Hurricane Dorian, I am sharing this with you now so that you’re aware of the upcoming training requirements.

At UCF, we remain committed to accountability, transparency and strengthening a culture of ethics.

As part of our shared commitment, all UCF faculty and staff will be automatically enrolled in a new, two-part online ethics training program in September. Completion of this training is mandatory. You will receive enrollment information in the coming weeks.

This training program will cover the UCF Employee Code of Conduct, university policies on reporting misconduct, reporting options available to employees, the UCF IntegrityLine, and protection from retaliation, including for whistle-blowing.

All employees at the level of director and above will also be required to attend a face-to-face training session from 11 a.m. to noon Sept. 18 in the Pegasus Ballroom. If you are an employee at the level of director and above, please save the date. Invitations will be forthcoming.

Led by our new Vice President for Compliance and Risk Rhonda Bishop, this leadership training will be an opportunity for us to come together as a team and recommit to our values. All of us in leadership positions are entrusted to hold ourselves to a higher ethical standard in everything we do.

Thank you all for your steadfast commitment to integrity and ethics.