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2.10 – Administrative Unit Change Process

PART 1:  PURPOSE Administrative units are those not within a college, a school or the library, without regard to geographical location. This rule provides guidance relating to the organizational structure of administrative units including levels of management and supervisory span of control and provides the process to make an organizational change.   PART 2:  ORGANIZATIONAL…
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3.04 – Nepotism

Members of a family may be employed by the university except when one individual will directly supervise the work of the other.  If one member of the family is to be employed in the same department as another, approval shall be obtained from the executive vice president and provost prior to any offer of employment. …
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3.05 – Faculty or Staff as Students

When a university faculty or staff member enrolls in a program to earn a degree at the university, a potential for conflict of interest may arise as a result of the dual role as student and as a faculty or staff member.  Persons in this status who are seeking degrees or certificates must demonstrate that…
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3.06 – Relatives and Significant Others as Students

Faculty of NMSU may not place themselves or be placed by others in situations in which they supervise, evaluate, teach or grade the work of members of their families enrolled in courses offered by the university main campus and/or its community college campuses unless the cognizant department head and dean or equivalent approves a plan…
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3.07 – Participation in Committees

A conflict of interest can exist during the execution of routine committee service activities when they involve family members of close professional associates or friends. Normally, recusal from the committee’s decision is the preferred way to manage these conflicts. Examples of conflicts of interest in committee service work might include but are not limited to:…
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3.08 – Requests Made to Subordinates

In order to prevent individuals from being placed in a position of conflict between the needs of the institution and those of supervisors, persons in a position of supervisory authority over another individual may not ask that individual to perform duties that benefit the supervisor or a family member in a way that does not…
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3.11 – Conflicts of Interest/Commitment in Sponsored Activities

Actual or perceived conflicts of interest or commitment that arise from Sponsored Activities are of special concern because they almost always involve or implicate entities outside of the university community (and thus are more prone to public scrutiny), are frequently governed not only by university policies but also by governmental conflict-of-interest regulations and are subject…
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3.12 – Procedures to Resolve COI Relating to Sponsored Activities

PART 1: REVIEW AND RESOLUTION OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST RELATING TO SPONSORED ACTIVITIES A. Committee on Conflicts of Interest in Sponsored Activities The Committee on Conflicts of Interest in Sponsored Activities shall be a standing committee consisting of the vice president for research, the director of a college/unit research center or institute director designated by…
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3.13 – Conflicts of Interest Arising from Consensual Relationships

A. Rule Statement It is the Rule of the university that employees with direct teaching, supervisory, advisory or evaluative responsibility over other employees, students and/or student employees recognize and respect the ethical and professional boundaries that must exist in such situations. Consensual relationships can create conflicts of interest that impair the integrity of academic and…
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3.14 – Non-Work Related Use of University Resources

University employees should always be mindful of the resources entrusted to them by the public, government entities, and private donors, including the public’s perception of how the university conducts its business.  Employees should strive to conduct themselves consistent with the highest ethical principles, to avoid any action that may be viewed as a violation of…
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