Conflict of Interest Policies

The conflict of interest and commitment program and related policies require specified staff and faculty to report outside 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 employee's independent, unbiased judgment when making decisions on behalf of the university.

Making a prompt disclosure through a periodic disclosure form sent to the employee, or on an ad-hoc basis, allows the university to review the outside activity and interest and determine if it is a real, potential, or perceived conflict and what actions need to be taken to mitigate, manage, or eliminate an identified conflict. The disclosure form also includes the annual certifications required by the university's Debarment and Suspension Policy. After reviewing a disclosure, the Office of Ethics, Compliance, and Risk may seek clarification or additional information from you. Policy information and disclosure requirements are contained in the links below.  

If at any time, you experience a situation which could create a conflict of interest or commitment or the appearance of one, it should be reported via email to the Office of Ethics, Compliance, and Risk.

Conflict of Interest and Commitment Policies

All members of the GW community should refer to the Code of Ethical Conduct and the Institutional Conflict of Interest Policy

Trustees should refer to Trustee Conflicts of Interest Policy

Faculty and Investigators should refer to the

Staff should refer to the Conflict of Interest for Non-Faculty Employees

In addition to the Conflict of Interest for Non-Faculty Employees policy, Executives should refer to the Policy on Outside Professional Activities for Executives

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