Conflicts of Interest

The university ethics officer’s responsibilities include advising employees regarding conflicts of interest related to procurement, outside activities, and outside employment. Conflicts of Interest analyses may occur as it relates to Statements of Economic Interest, perceived or actual undue influence, as part of the university’s internal processes, and in other circumstances as they arise. Please contact the ethics officer with questions related to potential, actual, or perceived conflicts of interest and regarding reporting requirements related to Statements of Economic Interest or other disclosures.

Outside Consulting, Research and Outside Employment Process

The Office of the Provost administers the university’s outside consulting, research and outside employment (“OCR”) process for SPS employees and faculty members. Any outside activities involving consulting, research, employment, and volunteering must be reported and approved through the OCR process in advance of engaging in the outside activity. Get more information on outside employment.