Alabama Ethics Law and Faculty/Staff Football Tickets

  • August 8th, 2019

Current UA employees are considered public employees under the Alabama ethics law.

As such, UA employees cannot sell or trade their faculty/staff football ticket order form or their purchased faculty/staff tickets for a profit. Such a sale is considered using a public position for personal gain, which is a violation of the Alabama Ethics Act.

UA officials investigate reports of any employee selling faculty/staff tickets for more than they paid for them. Employees found to have profited from the sale or trade of faculty/staff tickets are subject to being reported to the Alabama Ethics Commission, which can levy fines and criminal charges.

In addition, all faculty, staff and retirees who violate this policy are subject to penalties from the Intercollegiate Athletics office. Those penalties include revocation of current season tickets and bans on the purchase of faculty/staff tickets in the future.

Alabama state ethics law also addresses ethics training, transparency and potential conflicts of interest, among other issues relevant to public employees. To learn more, visit https://provost.ua.edu/state-ethics-law.

The University of Alabama, the state’s oldest and largest public institution of higher education, is a student-centered research university that draws the best and brightest to an academic community committed to providing a premier undergraduate and graduate education. UA is dedicated to achieving excellence in scholarship, collaboration and intellectual engagement; providing public outreach and service to the state of Alabama and the nation; and nurturing a campus environment that fosters collegiality, respect and inclusivity.