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Falsification of University records, including but not limited to, time records, employment applications, research, and work-related documents may lead to disciplinary action up to and including dismissal.

Falsification of Credentials

When falsified credentials are discovered prior to employment, the applicant must be disqualified from consideration. If discovered after employment, the following will apply.

  • Falsification of required credentials will result in immediate dismissal under the Personal Conduct guidelines of the SPA disciplinary policy.
  • Falsification of other credentials will result in dismissal, demotion, reduction in pay, or written warning. Disciplinary action must consider sensitivity of the employee's position, effect of the false information on the hiring decision, and effect of the false information on starting salary.
  • Falsification of credentials may result in criminal charges.

For more information, see REG05.55.5, Recruitment and Hiring.

Falsification of Time Records

A falsified NC State University time record violates federal, state, and University policy. Anyone who prepares, certifies, or approves a falsified record is subject to disciplinary action up to and including dismissal.