A message from Rhonda L. Bishop
During a time of uncertainty, we tend to seek out and hold onto the things that remain unchanged in our lives to reassure us that everything will be okay. For many of us shifting to remote work, how we do our work looks very different than what it did a month ago. For those designated to work on campus, the actual work itself may have changed. While these can be unsettling times, what has remained unchanged is the UCF community that cares about one another. I’ve witnessed our faculty and staff working together to support each other to accomplish the unthinkable in such a quick timeframe. This is what a caring community does. I echo Dr. Michael Johnson’s message, this is an unprecedented time for all of us, but it is a remarkable reminder that we are a community that cares. If you have not yet read Dr. Johnson’s message, please take the time to do so, and use the resources offered if you need assistance.
As we have done in the spring of 2016, and again during spring 2018, the office launched a survey to assess our compliance and ethics culture. What’s new this year is that we’ve contracted with Ethisphere, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices. Please read the brief article on the survey to learn more.
You’ll also find in this edition of the IntegrityStar important information from our UCF Procurement Services office and some resources that are helpful. We’ve also included some frequently asked questions regarding procurement within the FAQ section.
Thank you all for taking the time to read this edition of the IntegrityStar. As always, we welcome your suggestions for future topics and your feedback. Please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.