Staff Ethics/Conflict of Interest
According to the Colorado Revised Statutes 24-18-105, the following ethical principles for school district employees "are intended as guides to conduct and do not constitute violations as such of the public trust of office or employment..."
1. An employee "should not acquire or hold an interest in any business or undertaking which the employee has reason to believe may be directly and substantially affected to its economic benefit by official action to be taken by an agency over which the employee has substantive authority."
2. An employee "should not, within six months following the termination of employment, obtain employment in which the employee will take direct advantage, unavailable to others, of matters with which the employee was directly involved during the employee’s term of employment. These matters include rules, other than rules of general application, which the employee actively helped to formulate and applications, claims or contested cases in the consideration of which the employee was an active participant."
3. An employee "should not perform an official act directly and substantially affecting a business or other undertaking to its economic detriment when the employee has a substantial financial interest in a competing firm or undertaking."
Issue date: Sept. 22, 2014