Conflicts of Interest and Related Disclosures

All employees of the University of Houston System have an obligation to adhere to the highest ethical standards of conduct reflected by state law, and university policy. This obligation encompasses a wide range of areas, including recognizing and disclosing potential conflicts of interest and conflicts of commitment, as well as disclosures related to procurement, export control laws, international relationships and technology transfer.


The University seeks to assist employees in adhering to these standards through providing information regarding the requirements for all employees, as well as specific groups of employees.

If this describes you:

More than one may apply You are required to:
All Employees
  • Follow State Laws and University policies regarding;
    • Ethics
    • Conflict of Interest
    • Conflict of Commitment

Board of Regents Policy 57.08 – Conflicts of Interest
SAM 02.A.09 – Conflicts of Interest
SAM 02.A.29 – Ethical Conduct of Employees 

Faculty and Staff
  • Complete Annual Disclosure of Related-Party Interests (in your University HR portal)

SAM 03.A.17 – Disclosure of Related-Party Interests

Employees Involved in Purchasing Decisions

SAM 03.A.17 – Disclosure of Related-Party Interests
Conflict of Interest and Procurement Training
UHS Purchasing Guidelines & Procedures 

Employees Who Are Planning to Engage in:

  • Outside employment,
  • Consulting, or
  • A start-up company

Board of Regent Policy 57.02 – Consulting and Paid Professional Service
SAM 02.A.08 – Consulting and Paid Professional Service
Consulting and Paid Professional Service Application

Research Investigators/  Key Personnel

Policy on Conflict of Interest in Research
Integrated Compliance Oversight Network (ICON) portal  

Employees with International Collaborators/Donors

UH International Research website
Disclosing International Relationships and Activities
Export Control Information


* This requirement is still applicable even if the employee has already started the outside activity.


Related Areas that Employees Should be Aware of: