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Conflict of Interest

The University of California's overall conflict of interest policy stipulates that employees shall not engage in any activities that place them in a conflict of interest between their official duties and any other interest or obligation. The primary legislative document governing conflict of interest and related issues is the State of California Political Reform Act​.

The University of California has comprehensive and interrelated policies and guidelines that address the conduct of UC employees, their interactions with private industry and conflict of interest. The Compendium​ of Specialized University Policies, Guidelines, and Regulations Related to Conflict​ of Interest​ is a collection of complementary policies and guidelines that work together to set high standards for employees, ensure the integrity of UC research results, and guide interactions of UC employees in their partnerships with industry and other university-related activities.

Angela Counts serves as the campus's conflict of interest coordinator, and she can be reached at acounts2@ucmerced.edu or 209-228-2406.