Conflict of Interest

Conflict of Interest

Situations of actual or potential conflict of interest are to be avoided by all employees.  No employee will directly or indirectly maintain outside business interests or engage in any other outside financial activity that, in the judgment of the Foundation, conflicts with its interests or the employee's ability to perform his or her job. 

While the Foundation does not seek to interfere with the off-duty and personal conduct of its employees, certain types of off-duty conduct may interfere with the Foundation's legitimate business interests.  Employees are expected to conduct their personal affairs in a manner that does not adversely affect the Foundation's or their own integrity or credibility.  Personal or romantic involvement with a competitor, supplier, or subordinate employee that may impair one’s ability to exercise good judgment on behalf of the Foundation creates a potential conflict of interest, potential problems with supervision, or employee morale, and other job-related concerns.

While employed by the Foundation, employees are expected to devote their energies to their jobs.  For this reason, second jobs are strongly discouraged for full-time employees.  Outside employment or activity is prohibited where it creates a conflict of interest or incompatibility with Foundation work, conflicts with an employee's job schedule or responsibilities, or adversely affects the employee's work performance.