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Declaration of Conflict of Interest and Time Commitment Forms

In order to comply with federal regulations and Board of Regents (BOR) policy, Kansas State University (KSU) requires all unclassified faculty and staff with 100% time appointments to annually file Annual Declaration and Disclosure. Faculty and unclassified staff members who hold fractional appointments who have potential or possible conflicts of time or conflicts or interest are also required to file disclosure forms.

Tutorial for Employees (.pdf)
Tutorial for Managers (.pdf)

Examples of Allowable Activities


The following examples are not considered conflicts of interest and are exempt from reporting requirements, unless they are so extensive in time and effort that they constitute a conflict of commitment.

  1. Receiving salary, royalties, honoraria, stipends, or other remuneration from Kansas State University.

  2. Earning income from seminars, lectures, or teaching engagements sponsored by public or nonprofit entities.

  3. Receiving income from service on advisory committees or review panels for public or nonprofit entities.

  4. Holding financial interests in business enterprises or entities if the value of such interests does not exceed $10,000 per annum of salary, fees, and other continuing payments, or does not represent more than a five percent (5%) ownership interest in any one enterprise or entity when aggregated for the Investigator and the Investigator's spouse and dependent children.

  5. Participation in scientific or professional association activities, editorial responsibilities, or service on scientific review boards and panels.

  6. Acceptance of honoraria for commissioned papers.

  7. Performance of professionally related activities such as involvement with professional societies, participation on review panels, etc.

  8. Service on boards or committees of organizations, public or private, that does not distract unduly from university obligations.