Conflict of Interest

Agency Section NumberSection IV – General Administration
Agency/DivisionNC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS)
Policy Effective Date 2005-10-17T10:45:00-04:00
Policy Original Effective Date2002-02-01 14:20:00
Policy File Conflict_of_Interest.pdf

Policy Purpose

The work of state government is a public trust. It is essential that public employees be independent and impartial in order to maintain the confidence and trust of North Carolina's citizens. All employees of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) have a duty to the people of NC to uphold that public trust, prevent conflicts of interest, avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest and work at all times to use their position for the public good. It is in the public interest that DHHS establish a policy on conflict of interest which sets forth a code of behavior to be followed by all DHHS employees. The purpose of this policy is to provide guidance to DHHS employees on the maintenance of the public trust and the avoidance of conflicts of interest.