Conflicts of Interest and Related Disclosures
All employees of the University of Houston System have an obligation to adhere to the highest ethical standards of conduct reflected by state law, and university policy. This obligation encompasses a wide range of areas, including recognizing and disclosing potential conflicts of interest and conflicts of commitment, as well as disclosures related to procurement, export control laws, international relationships and technology transfer.
The University seeks to assist employees in adhering to these standards through providing information regarding the requirements for all employees, as well as specific groups of employees.
If this describes you:
|More than one may apply
|You are required to:
• Follow State Laws and University policies regarding Ethics, including Conflict of Interest and Conflict of Commitment
• Complete mandatory ethics training
|Employees Involved in Procurement or Contract Management
• Refrain from participating in procurement or contracting activities if participation may create a conflict of interest with a private vendor
Full-time Exempt Employees Planning to Engage in:
• Outside paid professional activity (e.g., consulting)
• A startup company
• Certain outside board service
• Outside activity that reasonably appears to create conflict of interest or conflict of commitment
• Complete the Outside Activities Form unless the activity is pre-approved, and receive approval prior to starting the work.*
◦ Board of Regents Policy 57.01.2 – Code of Ethics
• Comply with University policies regarding research and sponsored projects, including conflict of interest
Employees with International Collaborators/Donors
* This requirement is still applicable even if the employee has already started the outside activity.