Conflict of Interest

Policy 324 Personal Conduct / Conflict of Interest Employees are expected to avoid any situation where they use their University position to influence transactions to their personal benefit, or to conduct any business in which they have an interest, or to benefit any family member. Some examples of conflict of interest situations include, but are not limited to:
  • An employee representing or influencing the University in its dealings with an organization in which s/he owns interest.
  • An employee personally benefiting from the purchase of surplus property if s/he participated in the University's decision to sell such property.
  • University employees or students given work assignments of a personal nature during hours they are working for the University.
  • An employee's private use of University equipment and facilities, without supervisory approval, unless rented under the same conditions as offered to non-employees.
  • Personal use of supplies. When expendable supplies are used, compensation to the University is required.
  • An employee using privileged information for personal gain.
  • An employee accepting valuable gratuities or special favors from an individual or an organization with which the University does or may do business.
  • An employee using a University position to obtain personal privileges or to provide credibility or support to a private undertaking.
  • Employment of relatives (See 303 Employment of Relatives)
  • Participation in professional or creative activities such as consulting, research, lecturing, etc., is encouraged as long as such activities are not incompatible with the employee's Dixie University assignments, as determined by the employee's supervisor.
  • Supplemental employment is permissible, as long as it does not interfere with the employee's fulfillment of responsibilities to the University.