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4.02(p) – Conflict of Interest

It is the intention of Ozarks Technical Community College to avoid conflicts of interest. All College personnel have a clear obligation to conduct all affairs of the institution in a manner consistent with the public interest. All decisions are to be made solely on the basis of a desire to promote the best interests of the institution and the public good. Therefore, all College personnel are to avoid improper outside influences on work-related decisions or activities.

Ozarks Technical Community College trustees and personnel, in respective decision-making capacities, shall not transact business or approve the transaction of business on behalf of the College with any immediate family member unless failure to do so is clearly detrimental to the institution. In all transactions, the trustee and employee will be guided by the principles of honesty, integrity, promise-keeping, fidelity, fairness, caring, respect, citizenship, excellence, accountability, and protection of the public interest.

College trustees and personnel shall not benefit personally from purchase of goods or services by the College, derive personal gain from actions taken as a representative of the College, nor use College position to influence personal gain.

Adopted 12/9/91

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