P4 – Conflict of Commitment
Originator: Vice President – Finance and Administration
Approver: President’s Council
Effective: May, 2010
Red River College recognizes the right of its employees to be involved in personal and business interests outside of their employment at the College. Occasionally, the best interests of the College and the interests of the employee may conflict or be perceived to conflict.
College employees will be aware of circumstances which place them in real or perceived Conflict of Commitment situations. College employees will disclose all issues of Conflict of Commitment for evaluation.
Note: Some previously acceptable activities may now require reevaluation and ongoing activities that involve potential Conflict of Commitment should be disclosed and reevaluated at the time this Policy becomes effective.
Conflict of Commitment – occurs where the personal or business interests of an employee are so substantial and demanding, or organized in such a manner as to interfere, or have the potential to interfere, with or dilute the employee’s primary professional obligation to the College.
Potential Conflict of Commitment situations may include, but are not limited to, the following:
It is inappropriate to use College staff or students during work or instruction time to carry out duties that are not directly related to College activities or instruction.
Employees will not, without permission of their direct supervisor, use College resources, assets or facilities to benefit a private concern.
It is recognized that there will be a variety of personal demands on employees during their hours of work. Employees will act in a reasonable manner, and will endeavor not to manage outside activities during Collegework time. This may include the following actions:
- Making or receiving telephone calls;
- Using College resources, materials, equipment;
- Using College incoming or out-going mail resources;
- Using College Information Technology resources; or
- Conducting non-College business activities.