UT System Set to Bolster Disclosure Requirements

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Bidness as Usual

This is one in a series of occasional stories about ethics and transparency in the part-time Texas Legislature.

In an effort to prevent the perception of any conflicts of interest, the University of Texas System could soon subject its faculty and staff members to more robust public disclosure requirements than lawmakers and even university system regents.

On Jan. 15, UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa issued a memo to the president of each of the system’s 15 institutions that laid out new system policies and included new model disclosure forms for all faculty, staff and administrators engaged in board and business ...

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