|Revised Conflict of Interest Policy covers all UND employees|
The University Senate and President have recently approved a revised Conflict of Interest (COI) policy for the University. The revised policy and forms for reporting can be found on the RD&C and Division of Research and Economic Development websites at either www.und.edu/dept/rdc/ConflictPreface.htm or www.und.edu/research respectively. While the revised policy is similar to earlier versions, the new policy differs in a number of significant ways. Most importantly, the policy now covers all University employees. The new policy also requires all employees to submit a conflict of commitment form as well as the previous conflict of financial interest form in the previous policy. Finally, the new policy outlines a process for addressing situations when a University employee is discovered to have either a conflict of interest or commitment which was not previously divulged. Please review the policy on one of the websites listed above.
Because of the large number of forms expected and the fact that the Division of Research and Economic Development is the office of record, the Division would like to stagger the receipt of forms over a three month period. The Division requests that all employees who have not previously submitted the required forms do so according to the following schedule: employees whose last names end in the letters A-I submit by Feb. 1, 2010; employees whose last names end in the letters J-Q submit by March 1, 2010; employees whose last names end in the letters R-Z submit by April 1, 2010.
-- Barry Milavetz, associate vice president for Research and Economic Development, Research Development and Compliance, email@example.com, 777-4278