Ethics and anti-Corruption Office

 

Establishment

  • The office established in 1995 E.C in accordance with council of ministers regulation no 144/2008 the duty of which shall to be coordinate ethical issues and advise the head of the university as provided under Article 24(1) of the proclamation.

Objectives:

The office shall have objectives to:

  • Endeavor to create public employees who do not condone corruption by promoting ethics and anti-corruption education, work discipline, professional ethics, consciousness of serving the public and sense of duty among employees:
  • Prevent corruption and impropriety in the University;
  • Endeavor to cause acts of corruption and impropriety to be exposed and investigated and appropriate actions are taken against the perpetrators.

Vision:

  • By 2025, to become one of the best anti-corruption unit in Ethiopia by curbing corruption to the level where it cannot become an obstacle to good governance and development efforts of the country.

Mission:

  • In cooperation with relevant bodies, to ensure transparency and accountability in the university by promoting ethics and anti-corruption education, mobilizing the universities’ community against corruption and mal-administration, conducting assets registration and disclosure undertakings and fighting corruption and impropriety.

Accountability:

  • In accordance with council of ministers regulation no 144/2008 the unit shall be accountable to the head of the University and shall have working relations with branch offices across different colleges of the University and The Federal Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission of Ethiopia.

Functions:

In accordance with Article 7 of Council Of Ministers Regulation No.144/2008; An Ethics and Anti-Corruption Office of the university shall;

  • Raise the awareness of officers and staff of the University on anti-corruption policies, anti-corruption laws, regulation and directives, good conduct and harmful effects of corruption;
  • Follow up the observance of anti-corruption policies, anti-corruption laws and rules and procedures of the University and advise the head of the university on their implementation;
  • In cooperation with the appropriate departments prepare and cause the adoption of the code of conduct of officers and employees of the University  and follow up its implementation;
  • Initiate and submit research proposals to the commission and make the head of the University know the same immediately, conduct research on ways of correcting working methods vulnerable to corruption and impropriety on its own or with the cooperation of others and submit recommendations to the head of the University and, upon approval, follow-up its implementation;
  • In cooperation with the appropriate departments advise the head of the University on the ways of improving the governance and service delivery of the university with the view to making responsive to the demands of the public; see to it that there is no partiality in service deliveries, and report to the head of the university on any findings of such partiality;
  • Record and report to the Commission and make the head of the University know the same immediately, any incident of corruption it has observed or brought to its  attention through whistle blowing, and follow up  the status of the case;
  • Advise the head of the University on ways of promoting ethics, strengthening sense of duty and the protection of employees from reprisal measures so as to encourage disclosure of corruption, and follow-up the implementation of same;
  • Receive and verify reports on ethical violations in accordance with the rules and directives of the office and submit to the head of the University recommendations on further investigation and measures to be taken, and follow-up the implementation of same;
  • Where it believes that the ethical violation referred to in sub-article(8) of this Article is serious or it is found to be serious after investigation, report same to the Commission immediately and make the head of the University know the same;
  • Where it believes that rules and procedures are violated with respect to recruitment ,promotion ,transfer or training of employees, procurement of goods or services or the execution of other contracts, it shall report to the head of the University with its recommendation on the rectification of the irregularities, and follow up the implementation of same;
  • Oversee that no influence is made on an employee who exposed corruption and ethical infraction; report to the head of the University with concrete evidence the act of any person who influence or punish or attempted to influence or  punish such employee, and follows up measures taken against him, where the influence is from the head of the University, it shall report to the Commission or the relevant organ of investigation;
  • Remind the head of the University that employees deliberate on the current ethical issues and problems of the University;
  • Follow up measures taken based on its findings or that of external or internal auditors as well as the reports of disciplinary and grievance committees and decisions based thereon, and report the same to the head of the University with copies to the Commission and  the supervising authority of the University;
  • Maintain list and detail information of officers and employees of the University who may be regarded as vanguard and exemplary in combating corruption and impropriety, make the head know about the circumstance and submit the Commission when requested;
  • Coordinate activities regarding the promotion of ethics and combating corruption and impropriety in the University;
  • Prepare and submit to the head of the University and the Commission, annual plan, program and budget for its activities, and implement  the same upon approval;
  • Prepare and submit to the head of the University, with copy to the Commission, quarterly and annual performance reports including problems encountered and measures taken to overcome them;
  • Carry out other duties related to ethical issued specifically given to it in accordance with the relevant laws;

Contact us:

  • Haramaya University Directorate of Ethics and Anti-Corruption
  • Location: New Administration Building
  • Office Number:015& 016
  • Phone Number:0255530399
  • Cellphone:0991760436
  • Email:HUethicsanticorruption@gmail.com
  • Haramaya ,Ethiopia