State of Connecticut Ethics Laws
University Guide to the State Code of Ethics
All University faculty and staff are subject to the Connecticut state ethics laws. Connecticut State ethics laws are designed to prevent a state employee, his/her family, and any associated business(es) from benefiting personally from his/her position as a state employee. The guidance on Consulting Approval, Purchasing Goods or Services, Employment of Students, and Use of University Facilities/Resources, are intended to help the University community comply with state ethics laws and University policy. While the University has developed its own policy based upon state ethics laws, the University Guide to the State Code of Ethics, the final authority to interpret and enforce these laws rests with the Office of State Ethics, an independent regulatory division of the state.
This policy includes several considerations related to conflicts of interest.
For guidance regarding individual situations, contact the Ethics Liaison.
The following University policies are of particular importance for members of the University community who hold a financial interest in, or conduct University activities with, a faculty affiliated company. Additional guidelines on these topics are available within this site.
Code of Conduct
The Code of Conduct includes campus-wide standards on conflict of interest.
For guidance regarding individual situations, contact the Office of University Compliance.
Faculty Consulting Policy
This policy addresses when a faculty member is working for a faculty affiliated company in a paid or unpaid capacity, including as an employee, consultant, or advisor.
For guidance regarding individual situations, contact the Faculty Consulting Office.
Use of Students in Outside Employment
This policy addresses if a student is to be employed by a faculty affiliated company / external entity.
Financial Conflict of Interest in Research (UConn Storrs/Regionals)
Individuals at UConn Storrs, School of Law, School of Social Work, and the Regional campuses who are involved in University research as an Investigator must make full and timely disclosures of financial interests, including any financial interests with a faculty affiliated company /external entity, according to this policy.