Oregon Statutes - Chapter 351 - Higher Education Generally - Section 351.067 - Sources of compensation for officers and employees; potential conflict of interest; reporting; rules applicable to outside employment and activities.

(1) In carrying out its authority under ORS 351.070, the State Board of Higher Education may authorize receipt of compensation for any officer or employee of the Oregon University System from private or public resources, including, but not limited to, income from:

(a) Consulting;

(b) Appearances and speeches;

(c) Intellectual property conceived, reduced to practice or originated and therefore owned within the Oregon University System;

(d) Providing services or other valuable consideration for a private corporation, individual, or entity, whether paid in cash or in-kind, stock or other equity interest, or anything of value regardless of whether there is a licensing agreement between the Oregon University System and the private entity; and

(e) Performing public duties paid by private organizations, including institution corporate affiliates, which augment an officer’s or employee’s publicly funded salary. Such income shall be authorized and received in accordance with policies and rules established by the board.

(2) The board may not authorize compensation, as defined in subsection (1) of this section, that, in the board’s judgment, does not comport with the mission of the institution and the Oregon University System or substantially interferes with an officer’s or employee’s duties to the Oregon University System.

(3) Any compensation described and authorized under subsection (1) of this section is considered official compensation or reimbursement of expenses for purposes of ORS 244.040 and is not considered an honorarium prohibited by ORS 244.042. If authorization or receipt of the compensation creates a potential conflict of interest, the officer or employee shall report the potential conflict in writing in accordance with rules of the state board. The disclosure is a public record subject to public inspection.

(4) The state board shall adopt by rule standards governing employee outside employment and activities, including potential conflict of interest, as defined by state board rule and consistent with ORS 244.020, and the public disclosure thereof, and procedures for reporting and hearing potential or actual conflict of interest complaints. [1989 c.1090 §2; 1991 c.614 §1; 1993 c.743 §22a; 2003 c.14 §155; 2007 c.877 §26]

Note: 351.067 was added to and made a part of ORS chapter 351 by legislative action but was not added to any series therein. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

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