Individual Conflicts of Interest and Commitment

University policy requires all employees who have outside employment, additional Virginia Tech employment, or other external activities to disclose them to the university at the start of each fiscal year (July 1-June 30).

Policy 13010: Individual Conflicts of Interest and Commitment provides policy and procedural guidance for disclosure and approval of employee involvement with external activities or to report financial interests. These disclosures are made on “Form 13010.” Policy 13010 must be read in conjunction with additional university guidance on consulting, and conflicts of interest and commitment as outline below:

Definition of Conflict of Commitment

A conflict of commitment arises when the external activities of employees are so demanding of their time, attention, or focus that they interfere with the individual’s responsibilities to the university. For more information on conflict of commitment, review the Faculty Handbook and Staff Handbook.

Definition of Conflict of Interest

An individual conflict of interest occurs when an employee is in a position to advance one’s own interest or that of one’s family or others, to the detriment of the university.

Virginia State and Local Government Conflict of Interest Act

The Virginia State and Local Government Conflict of Interest Act prohibits employees, spouses, and immediate family members from engaging in contracts and/or individual transactions with the university for goods or services of greater than $500.

For more information, visit the COI Office’s website.