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Compensated Outside Activities

In addition to USG's specific Conflicts of Interest Policy, CSU's Conflicts Policy (PDF) is the controlling document as mandated by the USG's policy. Central to this policy is the expectation that employees request pre-approval to engage in certain activities — such as outside consulting, teaching, speaking, or participating in an educational or business enterprise — using the Annual Conflict of Interest Disclosure & Request for Approval to Engage in Outside Activities Request Form.

Annually, all CSU employees must complete the Conflict of Interest Disclosure & Request for Approval to Engage in Outside Activity form. The process soon will be completely online, so that an employee can submit electronically the form whenever they need to seek approval for an outside activity.

To help guide employees in determining whether they are engaged in an outside activity that needs to be reported, please consult the FAQs (PDF), which contains examples of activities which would constitute an activity that needed to be reported and some that would not.

Maintaining an ethical campus includes other considerations, such as how we use university resources, transact business with the state, and amorous relationships with colleagues and students.