Conflicts of Commitment and Conflicts of Interest
Conflict of Commitment
Conflicts of commitment occur when the time or effort that an employee devotes to external activities interferes with the employee’s fulfillment of assigned university responsibilities, or when an employee makes unauthorized use of university resources in the course of an external activity.
Conflict of Interest
Conflicts of interest occur when an employee or immediate family member receives personal financial benefit from the employee’s university position in a manner which may inappropriately influence the employee’s judgment; compromise the employee’s ability to carry out university responsibilities; or could be a detriment to the university’s integrity. Conflicts of interest should be avoided, or otherwise disclosed and managed.