Business Conduct Policy


Committed to the highest standards of moral and ethical behavior, employees are expected to report known or suspected fraudulent or dishonest conduct. Employees reporting known or suspected fraudulent or dishonest conduct in good faith must feel safe and protected from retaliation. Employees found to have been making frivolous claims under this policy will be subject to disciplinary action. The purpose of this policy statement is to provide a formal protocol for communication among relevant parties.

Pacific University will investigate any possible fraudulent or dishonest conduct, including misuse of University resources or property by faculty, staff or students. Anyone found to have engaged in fraudulent or dishonest conduct is subject to disciplinary action by the University up to and including dismissal or expulsion, and civil or criminal prosecution when warranted.

All members of the University community are encouraged to report possible fraudulent or dishonest conduct. An employee should report his or her concerns to their manager. Managers are required to report suspected fraudulent or dishonest conduct to the Vice President of Finance and Administration. If for any reason an employee finds it difficult to report his or her concern to a manager, the employee can report it directly to the Vice President of Finance and Administration (VPFA), the Director of Human Resources, or the University Controller/Assistant VPFA.

Fraudulent or dishonest conduct may include criminal acts, subject to prosecution under the law. The university must safeguard its assets and reputation and protect its funds from theft and misappropriation. This policy provides information on the proper procedures that should be followed to report known or suspected fraudulent or dishonest conduct. These procedures have been developed to achieve confidentiality and consistency. In addition, this policy establishes a central collection point for reporting all known or suspected fraudulent or dishonest conduct so that financial and system controls can be thoroughly and consistently reviewed, evaluated and modified in order to prevent similar irregularities in the future.

See policy for more information. 

Contact Information

Office of the President, 503-352-2123,

Finance and Administration, 503-352-2258

Human Resources,

Friday, May 17, 2013

Identity Theft Prevention Policy and Red Flag Guidelines


Pacific University developed this Identity Theft Prevention Policy pursuant to the Federal Trade Commission’s Red Flags Rule, which implements Section 114 of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction (FACT) Act of 2003. The purpose is to establish an Identity Theft Prevention Policy designed to detect, prevent and mitigate identity theft in connection with the opening of a covered account or an existing covered account and to provide for continued administration of the policy.

This protection policy applies to students, employees, board members, contractors, consultants, temporary workers, and other workers at the University, service providers, including all personnel affiliated with third parties.

Pacific University shall include policies and procedures to:

  1. Identify relevant red flags to ensure the detection of possible risk of identity theft to customers and incorporate those red flags into the policy;
  2. Detect red flags that have been incorporated into the policy;
  3. Respond appropriately to any red flags that are detected to prevent and mitigate identity theft; and
  4. Ensure the policy is updated periodically to reflect changes in risks to customers and to the safety and soundness of the creditor from identity theft

Administration of the policy is with the Vice President of Finance and Administration in development, implementation and oversight. This includes ongoing staff training and oversight of service provider arrangements to ensure compliance.

PUNID required to see full policy document. 

Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020