Human Resources

Conflict of Interest

Clark University attempts to conduct its affairs with high standards of integrity and expects its employees to do the same in the conduct of their employment. Employees are expected to avoid situations that might permit private interests to influence job performance. If a conflict of interest may arguably exist, it is expected that the concerned employee will discuss the nature of the conflict with his/her supervisor, and the appropriate Vice President/Provost.

Examples of situations where a conflict of interest might occasionally arise include (but are not limited to):

  • When an employee accepts employment or special assignments in addition to their regular employment at Clark;
  • When an employee's financial interests may be advanced (other than through pay and benefits) by department or University actions;
  • When an employee becomes personally involved with someone within the University community over whom he/she has power of authority, such as a supervisor romantically involved with a subordinate.