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Concordia University-Saint Paul employees are obligated to conduct university-related business transactions without actual or potential conflicts of interest. They will take all necessary precautions to avoid any actual or potential conflicts of interest and to disclose any actual or potential conflicts that may exist.

A conflict of interest arises when an employee may benefit personally from dealings with an entity or person conducting business with the university, including indirect benefits such as to family members (spouses, parents, brothers and sisters, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and the spouses of brothers, sisters, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren) or businesses with which the person is closely associated.   Examples of potential conflicts include but are not limited to employment with, membership on a board of directors of, or significant ownership interest in a company doing business with the university or teaching for another university.

Responsibilities shall be conducted in a manner reflecting the highest degree of integrity and honesty consistent with the Old and New Testaments of the Bible, the Lutheran Confessions, the Handbook of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod, the Concordia University, St. Paul Employee Handbook and Faculty Handbook, board policies and civil laws.

All full-time employees shall complete a Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement upon hire and executive and director level employees will renew their statement annually.  Full-time faculty shall complete a Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement during the initial contract agreement and will restate their commitment at each contract renewal, or annually in the case of Tenured Faculty.

Last modified: April 11, 2018