Conflict of Interest
A conflict of interest (COI) can occur when one or more parties have interests that interfere with their university responsibility. No employee shall corruptly use or attempt to use his or her official position or any property or resource which may be within his or her trust, or perform his or her official duties, to secure a special privilege, benefit, or exemption for himself, herself, or others. Although most conflicts can be managed, it is the university’s responsibility to provide oversight of the management of certain activities or request that activities be ceased immediately.
Each academic year a potential conflict of interest disclosure is required of all faculty, executive staff, and post-doctoral associates. In addition, as circumstances change, an amended disclosure must be submitted. All outside activity must be approved prior to the onset of the activity. The following documents, training modules, and regulation information is meant to guide faculty and staff through the disclosure process. If there are remaining questions, please contact PCA@ucf.edu.