Conflict of Interest

The Annual Conflict of Interest Questionnaire assists in the implementation of the university's Conflict of Interest Policy for Non-Faculty Employees. The policy requires specified staff members annually to report non-university activities and interests that could create conflicting loyalties, commitments, or responsibilities, or have the potential to create the appearance of conflicting loyalties, commitments, or responsibilities. Some of these activities could affect or appear to affect the staff member's independent, unbiased judgment when making decisions on behalf of the university.

The object of this reporting is to assist the university in determining that any outside activities and interests relating to entities outside the George Washington University are properly disclosed and managed and compatible with your university employment. This Questionnaire also includes the annual certifications required by the university's Debarment and Suspension Policy. After reviewing this Questionnaire, a member of the staff of the Compliance & Privacy Office or the Office of the Senior Vice President and General Counsel may seek clarification or additional information from you.  Policy information and guidance for completing the Questionnaire are contained in the links below.  Capitalized terms are specifically defined in the Definitions link and appear in bold throughout the Questionnaire.

If you experience technical difficulties with the online reporting system or have questions about these policies or the annual reporting process, please contact the Compliance & Privacy Office at 202-994-3386 or comply@gwu.edu for assistance.

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