To define the USADSF Conflict of Interest Policy.
The United States Deaf Sports Federation (USADSF) is committed to sustaining an ethical workplace free of conflicts of interest and perceived conflicts of interest.
The USADSF requires that its Board members, employees, and volunteers recognize and avoid activities or investments which involve, might appear to involve, or could result in a potential conflict of interest. In order to ensure that all conflicts of interest, potential conflicts of interest, and perceived conflicts of interests are properly addressed, all Board members, employees, and volunteers are required annually to complete a Disclosure Certification. New employees are also required to complete a Disclosure Certification when they join the USADSF.
The purpose of the Disclosure Certification and annual disclosure process is to enable the self-identification of conflicts and potential conflicts. A conflict of interest exists when an individual's activities or interests interfere with, influence, or have the potential to interfere with or influence his or her responsibilities on behalf of the USADSF or undermine the interests of the USADSF.
Examples of potential conflicts of interest are listed below. If you are unsure whether a specific activity creates a conflict of interest or perceived conflict of interest, it is better to disclose it. For purposes of the USADSF's disclosure process, "family member" includes spouse, child, stepchild, parent, sibling, domestic partner, parent of spouse/domestic partner, and sibling and child of a domestic partner. Potential conflicts of interest that should be disclosed, include, but are not limited to:
The disclosure of a conflict or potential conflict will not necessarily prohibit involvement in the disclosed activity or with the USADSF. Rather, each disclosure will be reviewed individually by the Governance committee. Actions may be recommended to protect the individual and the USADSF from conflicts. These actions may include limitation of involvement, separation from certain USADSF activities or requests to cease the activity in question. All follow-up will be discussed with the individual Board member, employee or volunteer directly. If necessary, staff will also be included in the discussion.