External relationships that must be disclosed

When a University employee has a relationship with an external entity that could benefit from the employee's decisions on behalf of the University, the potential exists for conflicts of interests.

State and NSHE policies prohibit University employees from becoming contractors or vendors for the purchase of supplies, equipment, services and construction to any NSHE institution, except under certain circumstances. Additionally, University employees are prohibited from participating in the selection, award, or administration of any contract to an NSHE institution if he or she has a perceived or actual conflict of interests. Such a conflict of interests would arise when the University employee, any member of his or her immediate family, his or her partner, or an organization that employs or is about to employ any of the parties indicated herein, has a financial or other interest in, or a tangible personal benefit from, an entity considered for a contract. (NRS 281.230; NRS 281A.400; NRS 281A.420; NRS 281 A.430; NSHE BOR Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 10, Section 1)

When such situations cannot be avoided, the relationship between the non-University entity and the employee, or others through the employee's commitment in a private capacity, must be disclosed for evaluation and, if possible, management.

Note: If you are affiliated with the University of Nevada, Reno, School of Medicine, please disclose all outside business relationships and positions. If you are not affiliated the with University of Nevada, Reno, School of Medicine, only disclose those external relationships and positions that are related to or could be perceived as being related to your University responsibilities.

External relationships that must be disclosed

  • Industry affiliations with pharmaceutical, medical device, or medical equipment companies.
  • Management positions with fiduciary responsibilities such as a board member, director, partner, or trustee with an outside entity that has a business relationship with the University. These positions must be disclosed even if you do not receive compensation for your services.
  • Any other relationship with an external entity that has the potential to result in a conflict of interest situation.