Type of Policy
Administrative
Effective Date
Last Revised
Review Date
Policy Owner
Sponsored Programs, Office of
Contact Name
Cynthia Hope
Contact Title
Interim Vice President for Research Administration
Contact Email
cindy.hope@osp.gatech.edu
Reason for Policy

The United States Government has adopted a zero tolerance policy regarding trafficking in persons. These statutes and regulations require federal grant recipients and contractors to prohibit the use of research funds received from federal sources for promotion of prohibited activity.

Policy Statement

Georgia Institute of Technology opposes prostitution, forced labor and any related activities contributing to the phenomenon of trafficking in persons. Trafficking in persons is a violation of U.S. Law and recognized as a violation of human rights.

Related Regulations
18 USC Section 1581
45 CFR Section 52.222-50

Applicability

This policy applies to all researchers at Georgia Tech and all employees or students who assist these researchers or participate in performing tasks related to such research activities.

Definitions

Trafficking in Persons The United States government considers trafficking in persons to include all of the criminal conduct involved in forced labor and sex trafficking, essentially the conduct involved in reducing or holding someone in compelled service. [More]
Procedures

Report any violations via Ethics Point which can be found online at https://secure.ethicspoint.com/domain/media/en/gui/7508/index.html.

Responsibilities

Report any violations via Ethics Point which can be found online at https://secure.ethicspoint.com/domain/media/en/gui/7508/index.html.

Enforcement

Non-compliance with this policy would be a violation of U.S. law. Georgia Tech will take action for violation of this policy including, but not limited to, removal from the contract, taking disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.

Policy History
Revision Date Author Description
04/08/2016 OSP New Policy