Conflicts of Interest

Conflicts of Interest PPM

The purpose of this policy is to set forth standards of conduct for university employees in areas where there may be actual or potential conflicts of interest between their responsibilities to the university and their private interests. Weber State's policy in this regard is intended to be consistent with the Utah Public Officers' and Employees' Ethics Act. The policy sets limits on outside participation of employees and use of University resources or facilities.
As a member of the community, WSU encourages non-university service as long as responsibilities to the University are fully met.  However, if an arrangement that might result in a conflict of interest is contemplated, the employee must make full disclosure of the arrangements to his/her department chair and dean or analogous supervisors and receive their approval before participating in the arrangement.