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Policy NumberHR-15.03-07/20
Responsible OfficeHuman Resources
OriginatorDr. Martha D. Saunders, President
Current Status

Draft Policy is out for Comment from July 1, 2020 to July 31, 2020

AbstractThe University of West Florida encourages its Employees to engage in activities supporting their professional growth, creating new knowledge and ideas, and furthering the University’s mission of excellence in teaching, research, and service. University Employees’ primary professional obligation, however, is to act in the best interest of the University and to maintain the highest ethical and professional standards. A University Employee’s Outside Activities or interests must not conflict, or appear to conflict, with their professional obligations to the University of West Florida. Accordingly, this Policy establishes standards and requirements to protect the University’s financial well-being, reputation, and legal obligations and provides a system for identifying, reporting, and managing real or apparent conflicts.

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    • Section III(1): "conflict" is misspelled.
    • "University" is not consistently capitalized (see Section IV(A)). 
    • "Policy" is not consistently capitalized. 
    • References to the state's ethics commission is not consistent. It is referred to as "Florida the Commission on Ethics"; "State Ethics Commission"; and "the Commission on Ethics."
    • Section IX(B): the link to the form requesting permission to use University resources is broken. When clicked, the user is taken to a webpage that states, "404 - Page Not Found."
    • Section X(B): "Form" us not consistently capitalized (the Conflict of Interest Form).