Conflict of Interest and Outside Activities

Launch expects employees to conduct business according to the highest ethical standards of conduct. Employees are expected to devote their best efforts to the interests of Launch. Business dealings that appear to create a conflict between the interests of Launch and an employee are unacceptable. A conflict of interest occurs when an employee is in a position to influence a decision that may result in a personal gain for the employee or an immediate family member (i.e., spouse or significant other, children, parents, siblings) as a result of Launch’s business dealings. Launch recognizes your right to engage in activities outside of your employment that are of a private nature and unrelated to the school. However, you must disclose any possible conflicts so that Launch may assess and prevent potential conflicts of interest from arising. Please disclose actual or potential conflicts of interest, in writing, to your supervisor. A violation of this policy will result in immediate and appropriate discipline, up to and including immediate termination.

Although it is not possible to specify every action that might create a conflict of interest, this policy names those that most frequently present problems. If you have any question whether an action or proposed course of conduct would create a conflict of interest, you should immediately contact your supervisor or the Director of Finance to obtain advice on the issue.