Ethics and anti-Corruption Office

 

The Office recognizes and commits itself toward the pursuit of the Objective of the university. In light of this, the following are the main and/or focus areas of the office so as to ensure ethics and good governance in the university;

  • Conduct continuous awareness creation activities on University ethics and good governance issues; through different ways;
  • Ensure the overall system and sub-systems of the university are well established transparent and serving the purpose;
  • Engage all the university community in the fight against violation of ethics and corruption;
  • Build a university environment free of all kinds of malpractices;
  •  Carry out scientific investigations of the corruption symptoms and rent seeking tendencies in all campuses of the university;
  • Take corrective measures on committed corruption and/or unethical behaviors based on evidence.

                                      Accountability

  • The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Directorate is accountable to the University President.
  • Branch offices are answerable to the branch Deans and Scientific directors of the respective colleges, schools and institutes.
  • The branch offices shall work closely with their respective head offices.

Objectives

  • Endeavor to create University employees who do not condone corruption by promoting ethics and anti-corruption education, work ethic, professional ethics, conscience 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 be exposed and investigated and appropriate actions be taken against the perpetrators

Haramaya University Office of Ethics and Anti-Corruption shall:

1) Raise the awareness of officers and staff of the university on anti-corruption policies, anti-corruption laws, regulations and directives, good conduct and the harmful effects of corruption;

2) Follow up on the observance of anti-corruption policies, laws and rules and procedures of the University; and advise the University President on their implementation,

3) Advise the University President on ways of promoting ethics; strengthen a sense of duty and the protection of employees from reprisal measures so as to encourage disclosure of corruption, and follow up on the implementation of the same;

4) Receive and verify reports on ethical violations in accordance with the rules and directives of the University and submit to the President recommendations on further investigation and measures to be taken, and follow up on the implementation of the same;

5) Report serious ethical violation to the Commission immediately and make the University President aware of the same;

6) Ensuring that no  made on employee is pressured as a result of exposing corruption and ethical infractions;

7) Coordinate activities regarding the promotion of ethics and combating corruption and impropriety in the university;

8) Prepare and submit to the President and the Commission, annual plan, program and budget for its activities, and implement the same upon approval;

9) Prepare and submit to the President, keeping the Commission copied, quarterly and annual performance reports, including challenges faced and measures taken to overcome them;

10) Carry out other duties related to ethical issues specifically given to it in accordance with the relevant laws.