The 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. Disclosing Outside Activities fosters UWF’s support of these efforts.