Conflict of Interest and Conflict of Commitment

We understand that our position as representatives of the University may put us into conflict situations, in which our own interests may diverge from the interests of the University. We realize that the best test for this is to ask whether an impartial observer might reasonably question whether our actions or decisions could be unduly influenced when we are in such a situation.

We know that it is not possible to eliminate all conflict situations. We therefore disclose such situations so they may be assessed and, if the conflict is determined to be permissible, managed in a way that is compliant with legislation and considers, protects and serves the interests, integrity and reputation of the University, and withstands the test of reasonable and independent scrutiny.

The University’s policy on Conflict of Interest and Commitment and Institutional Conflict applies to all staff. Any University staff member who believes they may have a conflict of interest or conflict of commitment must disclose the conflict to their Reporting Officer.

Policy

Conflict of Interest and Commitment, and Institutional Conflict (UAPPOL)

Procedures

Managing Conflict of Interest in Employment Procedure

Conflict of Interest and Conflict of Commitment Reporting and Assessment Procedure

Academic Staff

Academic Staff are required to annually complete a Conflict of Interest/Commitment disclosure report using the following form:

Disclosure Report for Academic Staff

Support Staff

Support staff with financial duties (e.g. purchasing), hiring, and/or research responsibilities are required to annually complete a Disclosure Report form:

Support Staff Disclosure Report (form to be completed and submitted to your supervisor)

Support Staff Frequently Asked Questions

Support Staff Sample Scenarios