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.
Conflict of Interest:
A potential conflict of interest occurs when there is a divergence between private interests and professional obligations to the University such that an independent observer might reasonably question whether the professional actions or decisions are determined by personal financial gain.
Conflict of Time Commitment:
A potential conflict of time commitment exists when professional activities external to the University exceed reasonable time limits or whenever primary professional responsibility is not to the University.
Kansas State University policy covers all full-time unclassified faculty and staff and all others who have potential or possible conflicts of interest or time commitments.
Family includes spouse, dependent children, and members of personal household.
Significant Financial Interest:
Anything if monetary value including, but not limited to, salary or other payments for services (e.g., consulting fees or honoraria), equity interests (e.g., stocks, stock options, or other ownership interests), and intellectual property rights (e.g., patents, copyrights, royalties from such rights).