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Last Chance for Mandatory Ethics Training

December 2004

Tuesday, Dec. 7, is the last chance to complete the new ethics training requirements from NIH.

In past years, the ethics training requirement only applied to those people who were required to file financial disclosures, but NIH Director Elias Zerhouni this year expanded that requirement to include all NIH staff, said Janice Strother, who coordinates and documents the training. In the past, computer-based training also was allowed, but Strother said the focus is now on face-to-face training, with an opportunity for people to ask questions.

Sessions will be held Dec. 7 in the Rodbell auditorium at 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Former NIH ethics officer Frances Plyler will conduct the training. Certificates of completion will be handed out at the end of each session. Proof of attendance, provided in the certificates, must be documented in the Human Resources Management Branch by Dec. 31. 

Visiting program staff, special employees who work 130 days or less per year and contractors are exempt from the requirement.

For more information, contact Janice Strother at 541-4509.

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