Corporate Ethics and Values

Integrity, accountability and ethical behavior are key RF values fundamental to effectively executing the important work of The Research Foundation for The State University of New York (“RF”). Our obligation to the public trust is critical to fulfilling our mission to serve SUNY.

The RF’s Code of Conduct (PDF) Code of Conduct (Multimedia) (“the Code”) provides a standard of conduct for all RF employees and all who conduct business with the RF. It is the playbook for compliance with laws and ethical practices. It works in tandem with RF policies governing conflict of interest, gifts to employees from non-RF sources, nepotism, and fraud to ensure compliance. All RF policies and procedures are on the RF website.

Please review the Code in its entirety, as you will be asked to certify that you have read it and acknowledge that you are bound by its terms. Should you have any questions, please consult your supervisor, Operations Manager, the RF’s Office of General Counsel and Secretary, or the Compliance Office.

Our collective commitment to the highest ethical standards starts with each employee’s complete review and understanding of the RF Code of Conduct.

Thank you,

Joshua B. Toas

Chief Compliance Officer & Assistant Secretary