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A conflict of interest exists when an employee or a family member is in a position to benefit personally, directly or indirectly, from his or her relationship with a person or entity conducting business with the university.

All employees have an obligation to avoid conflict, or the appearance of conflict, between their personal interests and the interests of the university and to avoid any situation that affects, or potentially could affect, his or her independent, unbiased judgment in the discharge of his or her duties to Tufts. An employee should recuse himself or herself from making any decision relating to university business when the employee is aware of circumstances that might reasonably cause his or her impartiality to be questioned.

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