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State Ethics and Vendor and Industry Relations

State Ethics: Employees of KUMC are employees of the State of Kansas and as such are subject to State Governmental Ethics Statutes. The University, which is classified as a state agency, is also bound by these same statutes. Receipt of gifts and meals is a common example of state ethics issues you may encounter. For those of you with financial interests and/or employment or fiduciary positions in outside businesses, please be advised of certain restrictions in the negotiation of contracts with KUMC.

Vendor and Industry Relations: KUMC and the University have implemented policies in order to provide guidance on certain state ethics issues. Additional policies in this area have been created to address rules for interaction and conduct with industry and vendors.

KU/KUMC Policies

State of Kansas Resources

• State-Level Conflict of Interest Statutes
• Kansas Secretary of State - State Governmental Ethics - Statement of Substantial Interests (if notified by Secretary of State to complete)
• Guidelines for State Employees Concerning Meals, Gifts, Entertainment & Travel

Contact Us

Ryan Werth
Director, Research Integrity

Carla Turner
COI Program Coordinator


Office of Integrity & Compliance

University of Kansas Medical Center
Office of Integrity & Compliance
Mailstop 7004
4330 Shawnee Mission Pkwy
Fairway, KS 66205
Phone: 913-588-1206