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The College of New Jersey (the “College”) is committed to the highest ethical standards and compliance with applicable law regarding ethics. It is essential that College faculty and staff (collectively, “College Employees”), in their roles as public officials and employees, conduct themselves in such a manner that fosters the respect, trust and confidence of the public. College Employees must, therefore, avoid conduct that is, or appears to be, a violation of the public trust.

In accordance with applicable New Jersey law, the College, as an agency of the state, has appointed an Ethics Liaison Officer (“ELO”) and Deputy Ethics Liaison Officer (collectively ELO’s). The ELOs notify College Employees of State ethics laws, rules and executive orders, distribute to College Employees required forms and other documents, assist College Employees in completing necessary filings, facilitate mandatory training of College Employees, serve as the College’s official liaisons to the State Ethics Commission, and work to ensure compliance with ethics requirements. Those ethics requirements include: the New Jersey Conflicts of Interest Law (the “Conflicts Law”), executive orders issued by the Governor of New Jersey (the “Executive Orders”), the practices and procedures of the State Ethics Commission (the “Rules”), and the Uniform Ethics Code (“State Ethics Code”). You can access each of these documents from this Website.

The State Ethics Commission is the state body charged with administering and enforcing the Conflicts Law. The Web site for the State Ethics Commission is also accessible from this Web site.

College Employees who have questions about ethics requirements or who need help with completing required forms should contact an ELO. Anyone who becomes aware of a violation of ethics requirements by a College Employee is encouraged to report it to an ELO. Confidential Website and toll-free telephone (1-888-366-6025) reporting services are also offered through EthicsPoint, a third party operator engaged by the College.

Contact information for the College’s ELOs:
Thomas Mahoney, Ethics Liaison Officer
Melanie Danna, Deputy Ethics Liaison Officer
Office of the General Counsel
PO Box 7718
Ewing NJ 08628
ethics@tcnj.edu
(609)771-2734
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