Conflict of Interest

It is the policy of the University, that employees avoid conflicts of interest that have the potential to adversely affect the University’s interest, to compromise objectively in carrying out University responsibilities, or otherwise to compromise the performance of University responsibilities. Resultantly, such outside activities and financial interests must be coordinated through the appropriate supervisor and/or Provost or Vice Chancellor and monitored to avoid conflict with primary obligation owed to the University.

The term "conflict of interest" refers to situations in which personal and/or financial considerations may compromise, or have the appearance of compromising an employee’s judgment in exercising University obligations, responsibilities and duties. An employee may be considered to have a conflict of interest when he or she or any of the person’s family possesses a significant financial interest in an activity that involves his or her responsibilities as a University employee. In order to comply with the University Policy on Conflicts of Interest, employees are to complete annually the conflict of interest form. Forms are available on the website for your convenience. 

Getting Started
All permanent employees must complete and submit the online form on or before March 19, 2021. Before starting the form click here for an overview of the process. Second, it is critical that each employee use the step-by-step Instructions for the Data Survey Forms and COI Agreements to complete the process. Forms that are completed incorrectly will NOT be accepted and the employee will be required to repeat the process. After accessing the instructions, employees should begin the process by going to the North Carolina A&T Conflict of Interest Forms section below and clicking the appropriate data survey form. (If you are not certain which form to complete, please check with your immediate supervisor.)

Implementation Schedule
For this reporting period, we will execute a phased implementation of the new digital platform. You should not begin the COI submission process until the week selected for your college/division. You will receive a communication from the Division of Human Resources when it is time for your college/division to begin the signing process.

Implementation Schedule