8. Open and Effective Communication

The University of Colorado is committed to open communication and an environment of transparency. Communicating openly with both internal and external constitutes improves relationships and allows the university to operate more effectively. Employees who have questions about a policy, decision, or activity are encouraged to discuss the issue with the individual(s) directly involved before discussing it with others. Supervisors are expected to respond in a timely manner to concerns and communicate with all individuals involved in the matter. The university is committed to providing the community with accurate information regarding the business and affairs of the university. For this reason, and in order to provide a coordinated, accurate, and timely response, all media and legislative inquiries should be directed to the Office of University Relations.

Related Policies, Procedures and Guidelines

The following is a list of policies, procedures and guidelines related to this ethical principle – the list may not be all-inclusive of the related policies, procedures and guidelines.

Board of Regent Policies [contact info]

Administrative Policy Statements [contact info]

Related Training

All training listed below is available online via the SkillSoft training tool.  To get more information, log in to your campus employee portal and click on the Resources Tab the select Training in the menu.

Performance Management (u00062)

Target Audience: Managers and supervisors of Classified Staff​


Fiscal Code of Ethics (f00001)

Target Audience: University employees (full-time, part-time, temporary, seasonal, or hourly). Affiliate fiscal staff who conduct fiscal transactions on behalf of the university.


Fiscal Code of Ethics - Officers (f00002)

Target Audience: Officers of the University and Officers of the Administration are required to take this record of acknowledgment.