CONFLICT OF INTEREST AND COMMITMENT DISCLOSURE FORM
Employees of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (“TTUHSC EP”) are entrusted with protecting the safety and welfare of the public's trust. It is state law that TTUHSC EP Employees may not have direct or indirect interests, including financial and other interests, engage in business transactions or professional activities, or incur any obligation of any nature that is in substantial conflict with the proper discharge of the Employee's duties to TTUHSC EP or the public interest. Employees shall avoid acts which are improper or give the appearance of impropriety. The principles and guidelines contained in TTUHSC OP 10.05 Conflict of Interest and Commitment Policy shall apply to the TTUHSC EP’s Employees, regardless of rank or position. See Texas Government Code Chapter 572 and Regents' Rule 03.01 and 3.02, and TTUHSC OP 10.05.
Conflict of Interest: A conflict of Interest refers to a situation in which an Employee’s financial, professional, or other personal considerations may directly or indirectly affect, or have the appearance of affecting, the Employee’s judgment in exercising any duty or responsibility, including the conduct or reporting of research, owed to the Institution.
Conflict of Commitment: A conflict of commitment refers to a situation where an Employee engages in external activities, either paid or unpaid, that interfere with his/her obligation and commitment to the Institution. Employees should evaluate and arrange their external interests in order to avoid compromising their ability to carry out their obligations to the Institution. A conflict of commitment occurs whenever an Employee’s outside activities exceed the permitted limits or whenever an Employee’s professional loyalty is not to the Institution.