NEC expects all employees to act in the best interests of the Conservatory and to adhere to the highest ethical standards in all areas. Employees must avoid any activities that are in conflict with, or give the appearance of being in conflict with, the best interests of the Conservatory. Employees may not accept gifts or entertainment exceeding $500 in value or loans on a personal basis from suppliers, vendors, or others who have a business relationship with the Conservatory. Employees who are in a position to hire, contract, or engage in a business relationship with a supplier, contractor, or vendor that may represent a conflict of interest may be asked by NEC administration to sign a Conflict of Interest form. The NEC President and NEC Direct Reports are required to sign a formal Conflict of Interest form.
If employees have any questions about circumstances that may represent a potential conflict of interest, please refer them to the appropriate department head and/or Human Resources. Failure to comply with the provisions of this policy may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.