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STAFF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

Policy Number: 
Superintendent File: GBEA

Public employment is a public trust.  Upon accepting employment with the District, an employee also accepts the responsibility to act honestly and objectively for the benefit of the public in matters affecting the District.  Therefore, no employee of the District shall engage in or have a financial interest, directly or indirectly, in any activity that conflicts with, or raises a reasonable question of conflict with, his or her duties and responsibilities in the school system.

It is the intent of this policy and the implementing regulation to protect the public trust by preventing any situation that would interfere with an employee's duty to act objectively to fulfill his or her responsibilities.  Incompatibility arises when the public is deprived of the independent judgment of a public official or employee.  Because the maintenance of public confidence is of the utmost importance to the District, actual or potential conflicts of interest creating the appearance of impropriety or irregularity must be avoided. 

In general, for purposes of this policy and procedure GBEA-R, a conflict of interest is any involvement in a matter of personal or financial interest which is incompatible with the District employee's assigned duties and responsibilities.  A potential conflict of interest is a relationship or situation which tends to influence, or appears to influence, an employee to advance interests other than the District's interests in fulfilling the employee's duties and responsibilities.

All employees are expected to perform the duties of the position to which they are assigned and to observe rules of conduct and ethical principles established by state law and District policies and regulations.

A violation of this policy or the accompanying regulation shall subject the employee to appropriate disciplinary action.
 

Current practice codified 1978
Adopted: February 6, 1979
Revised: March 21, 1989
Revised: August 17, 1999
Repealed by the Board and re-enacted and revised by the Superintendent: August 19, 2003
Revised:  October 24, 2005

 

LEGAL REFS.:
C.R.S. 18-8-308
C.R.S. 19-3-308 (5.7)
C.R.S. 22-63-204
C.R.S. 24-18-105
 

CROSS REF.:
DJ-R, Purchasing Procedures
GBEB, Staff Conduct