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Conflict of Interest


As defined for DOE O 333.1, a conflict of interest exists for individuals with a personal interest in the investigation or outcome of the action, or whose position creates the appearance of actual or perceived conflict of interest due to their participation as a representative; conflict of interest also applies to an employee of the Department whose release from his/her official position to act as a representative would give rise to unreasonable costs or whose priority work assignments preclude his/her release.

As defined for purposes of this Order, a conflict of interest may exist for grievance examiners with a personal interest in the investigation or outcome of the action, or a representative whose position creates the appearance of actual or perceived conflict of interest; conflict of interest also applies to an employee of the Department whose release from his/her official position to act as a representative would give rise to unreasonable costs or whose priority work assignments preclude his/her release.

A situation in which the individual responsible for investigating an Employee Concern has either a direct or indirect association with the Employee Concern, including situations where the individual with processing or investigatory responsibility has or had a personal relationship related to the parties to the Employee Concern, or the Employee Concern itself, that may place his or her objectivity in question to an outside observer.

Participation by a member in a particular matter that would have a direct and predictable effect on the financial interest(s) of the member, the member’s spouse and minor child(ren), an entity that employs the member, an entity with which he/she seeks employment, or an entity in which he/she serves as officer, director, trustee, general partner, or employee. Additionally, the appearance that a member’s participation in committee business will result in a lack of impartiality in the performance of his/her duties because of personal, family, or financial affiliations.

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