University Operations – Administrative
EWU Guideline 201-10 Authority: University President
Effective: August 17, 2011 Proponent: President’s Office
Federal laws restrict the export of certain goods, information and technology. These laws primarily focus on technology that could have military, nuclear, or aerospace applications, but can also apply to items such as laptop computers and cell phones.
It is the policy of Eastern Washington University (EWU) to fully comply with all applicable federal statutes, executive orders, regulations, and contractual requirements for the safeguarding of controlled technical information in its possession. This includes full and total compliance with export controls and the transfer of controlled technology. Under no circumstances shall employees or other persons acting on behalf of EWU engage in activities in contravention of U.S. export control regulations. Questions regarding the applicability of export control laws should be directed to the President’s Office.
While the vast majority of teaching, research, and travel conducted by EWU faculty and employees will fall within one or more of the exceptions to the export control laws, export controls may affect EWU faculty and staff in the following situations:
- Traveling abroad
- Sharing science or technology-based research information with persons who are not citizens of the United States or permanent resident aliens, or
- Entering into a contract, including a grant, related to science or technology.
To comply with federal export control regulations, the University must obtain permission from the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of Commerce, or the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control before traveling or engaging in any other activity that may be export controlled.
EWU is committed to educating its faculty and staff regarding the export control requirements.
Actions to be taken by EWU in cases of documented or validated violations of Export Control regulations include:
- Reporting validated violations to the applicable federal agency
- Cooperating in the imposition of penalties as directed by federal agencies; and
- Sanctions to be determined based on the faculty, employee, or student status of persons found to be in violation or otherwise failing to comply with this policy.