Conflict of Interest & Commitment (COI/COC): Disclosures for Non-Research Faculty & Staff

The UTSA Handbook of Operating Procedures Policy 1.33: Conflict of Interest, Conflict of Commitment, and Outside Activities is intended to protect the credibility and reputation of UTSA, and its faculty and staff by providing a transparent system of disclosure, approval, and documentation of employee activities outside UTSA (including but not limited to: engaging in outside employment or outside board service and owning certain interests in business entities) that might otherwise raise concerns about Conflicts of Interest or Conflicts of Commitment. HOP 1.33 also serves the purpose of ensuring compliance with state ethics laws and Regents’ Rules. Finally, it is intended to provide the framework for rules and procedures that will clearly delineate allowable outside activity.



A conflict-of-interest management plan is a written document or statement that will enhance transparency by creating a separation between an employee's personal activities and his/her university work to avoid the appearance of impropriety in university decision-making or research. While it is recommended to have a well-documented plan, often a simpler document noting the situation and how it is being managed by the employee and supervisor can be sufficient. The management plan should be included in the employee’s personnel file.

COI/COC Portal


Contact Information

For questions regarding the Conflict of Interest, Conflict of Commitment and Outside Activities disclosure/approval process, please email the Office of Institutional Compliance & Risk Services at or call (210) 458-4992.