The policy is intended to ensure effective supervision, internal discipline, trust, and positive morale in the workplace, and seeks to avoid the appearance of, or potential for, favoritism, conflicts of interest, the appearance of impropriety, and conflicts of loyalty associated with nepotism.
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The University recognizes the right of University staff to engage in employment opportunities outside the University. Outside employment must not conflict with the duties, responsibilities, and regular periods of work of the staff member at the University. The University relies on the judgment and integrity of the staff member to avoid conflicts with the staff member's commitment to the University
The University will ensure that minority group individuals, females, protected veterans, and qualified disabled persons have equal opportunity and access to the University’s workforce and equal opportunity as employees with respect to all aspects of employment.
When any University business transaction under consideration presents the potential for a conflict of interest, or the appearance of one, the faculty or staff member concerned shall not be involved in the transaction, and the University shall act in accordance with the following guidelines and procedures.
Actions at the University of Rochester are governed by the guidelines set forth in this policy as well as others. All members of the University community are expected to act professionally and treat others with respect when representing the University, whether that be internally when working with colleagues or externally with our community while engaged in a University-related activity.