Standard 10 Avoidance of Conflicts Of Interest
All university personnel shall conduct clinical enterprise and personal business in a manner that will avoid potential or actual conflicts of interest.
- University personnel shall not use their official positions to influence a university decision in which they know, or have reason to know, that they have a financial interest. University personnel should follow the Compendium of University of California Specialized Policies, Guidelines, and Regulations Related to Conflict of Interest and be knowledgeable about activities that may be an actual or potential conflict of interest. Examples of such activities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Giving to or receiving gifts, gratuities, loans, or other special treatment of value from third parties doing business with or wishing to do business with the university in a manner that is not in accordance with the university's Gifts Policy and the California Political Reform Act. Third parties may include, but are not limited to, customers, patients, vendors, suppliers, competitors, payers, carriers, and fiscal intermediaries.
- Using the university facilities or resources for other than university activities.
- Using the university's name to promote or sell non-university products or personal services.
- Contracting for goods or services with family members of university personnel directly involved in the purchasing decision.
- University personnel should consult with a supervisor, executive management, the campus conflict of interest coordinator, university general counsel or, if available, campus counsel prior to engaging in any activity that could raise conflict of interest issues.