Conflict of Commitment (COC) Policy Term Definition

a state in which the time or effort that a UTMB employee devotes to an outside activity directly or significantly interferes with the employee’s fulfillment of his or her institutional responsibilities or when the employee uses State property without authority in connection with the employee’s outside employment, board service, or other activity. Exceeding the amount of total time permitted by U.T. System or UTMB policy for outside activities creates the appearance of a conflict of commitment.