3.5.7 Conflict Of Interest
last revised: Nov-2008
Richland Community College’s Board of Trustees, Faculty and Staff are subject to all provisions of the Illinois Public Community College Act, including 110 ILCS 805/3-48. Richland Community College employees must be sensitive to personal situations that could raise questions of potential or apparent conflicts between personal interests and the College’s interests. College personnel should consider themselves as persons in a position of trust and employees should conduct themselves accordingly. Employees must be particularly aware of situations where there exists conflict between the private interests of a person and the official responsibilities of a person. A College Trustee, employee, officer, or agent shall not use his/her position for personal gain at the loss of the College. Any employee found in violation may be subject to disciplinary action, which may include suspension and/or termination.
No Trustee, employee, officer, or agent of the College may participate in the selection, award, or administration of a contract between the College and another entity if the individual has a real or apparent conflict of interest. The individual is prohibited from receiving any tangible personal benefit from a firm considered for a contract with the College.
Each employee, officer, or agent shall disclose in writing to the President of the College any personal interests that he/she may have with the entity being considered for a contract. Each Trustee shall disclose in writing to the Chairman of the Board of Trustees any personal interests that he/she may have with the entity being considered for a contract. Prior to any discussion or decision the Trustee, employee, officer, or agent shall publicly disclose the nature of their personal interest in the contract or contracting entity and shall refrain from the decision on such matter.
Any employee found in violation of this policy or other related College policies may be subject to disciplinary action, which may include suspension and/or termination.