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Revision of Northwestern’s Standards for Business Conduct
The Policy Review Committee announces revisions to the University’s Standards for Business Conduct.
The Standards for Business Conduct (Standards) have been updated and reformatted. The Standards now include brief statements on subjects that provide a framework for the appropriate stewardship of University resources and establish the foundation for acceptable standards of behavior. Informational resources are also included for any questions that may arise.
This is the first update to the Standards since they were released in 2004. A copy of the updated brochure has been mailed to every faculty and staff member and should be received in the next few days.
Please familiarize yourself with the new Standards for Business Conduct at http://policies.northwestern.edu/standards/index.html, and direct questions about these changes to your school or unit office or to the Policy Review Committee firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Policy Announcement – Human Subject Payments
The Office of Financial Operations announces the issuance of the Human Subject Payments policy.
The Human Subject Payments Policy provides guidance regarding payments to human subjects, tax reporting requirements, and procedures for disbursement. The policy was developed to address requests from federal agencies for a comprehensive research subject payment policy document. It incorporates the requirements from the Human Subject Protection program, University Human Resource policies, Internal Revenue Service and tax regulations, audit requirements, and purchasing and payment policies. This policy collects the relevant University guidance, organizes it, and provides context for and outlines the University payment processes available that meet these constraints.
Please familiarize yourself with this policy by visiting http://www.northwestern.edu/financial-operations/policies-procedures/policies/HumanSubjectPayments.pdf.
Please direct questions about this policy to your school or unit office, Joan Trimuel email@example.com, or to the Policy Review Committee firstname.lastname@example.org.
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