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Business Policy and Procedure Manual
University of Missouri-Columbia
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
November 2009
Chapter 1
GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION
Section: 1:141
Conflict of Interest and Requirements for Public Disclosure

Conflict of Interest and Requirements for Public Disclosure

University employees shall faithfully discharge their duties and shall refrain from knowingly engaging in any outside matters of financial interest incompatible with the impartial, objective, and effective performance of their duties. They shall not realize personal gain in any form which would influence improperly the conduct of their University duties. They shall not knowingly use University property, funds, position or power for personal or political gain. They shall inform their supervisors in writing of reasonably foreseen potential conflicts. [See also: 1:140 Conflict of Interest Policy.]

Public Disclosure

Disclosure Required

Section 330.015, Collected Rules and Regulations of the University of Missouri [Also: 1:140 Conflict of Interest Policy] requires that a University employee shall make a full disclosure in writing of her or his present or proposed outside financial interest to the appropriate University official, for filing in a registry located for public scrutiny, in the following circumstances:
  • When it is proposed that the University of Missouri enter into (a) contracts for the sale of goods or services, or (b) research contracts or grants, or (c) other contracts, including those for technological transfer, with private firms or corporations in which a University employee knows he or she has a direct or indirect financial interest.
  • When there is a change in the University employee's financial interest during the course of such contracts.
  • Before a University employee enters into a business activity which overlaps with the University's teaching, research, or service missions.
  • When the entity for which a University employee consults transacts business wit the University which relates to the consulting, or is in competition with the University, or where the University employee's consultation itself competes with the work of the University.

Procedure

Potential Conflict of Interest Disclosure Forms are available from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, 205 Jesse Hall. The form is for the University employee to make a full disclosure of potential conflicts of interest resulting from direct or indirect outside business, financial, employment or consulting interests which are related to their employment by the University. The form, which is to be returned to the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, 205 Jesse Hall, requires the following information:
  • Name, home address, home and work telephone numbers, and employment position.
  • Description of business, financial, outside employment, or consulting interests raising potential conflict.
  • Signatures of the employee, supervisor, director or chair, dean.
NOTE: It is each employee's responsibility to provide this information to the appropriate University Official for filing in a registry located for public scrutiny in accordance with University policy [stated above and in 1:140 Conflict of Interest Policy.]