With the acceptance of full-time employment at Bowie State University, one makes a major, primary professional commitment to the mission and goals of the University. All employees should take care to avoid conflict of interest or commitment or apparent conflict of interest or commitment. A conflict of interest arises when the employee influences or is in a position to influence the University's decisions for personal financial gain or benefit. A conflict of commitment arises when outside activities substantially interfere with the employee's obligation to students, colleagues, or the University. Bowie State University requires that the conduct of all employees be consistent with the laws and regulations of the State of Maryland and the regulations of The University of Maryland System.