2011 ORS § 351.067¹
Sources of compensation for officers and employees
  • potential conflict of interest
  • reporting
  • rules

(1) In carrying out its authority under ORS 351.070 (Board general powers as to Oregon University System and universities), the State Board of Higher Education may authorize receipt of compensation for any officer or employee of the Oregon University System from private or public resources, including, but not limited to, income from:

(a) Consulting;

(b) Appearances and speeches;

(c) Intellectual property conceived, reduced to practice or originated and therefore owned within the Oregon University System;

(d) Providing services or other valuable consideration for a private corporation, individual, or entity, whether paid in cash or in-kind, stock or other equity interest, or anything of value regardless of whether there is a licensing agreement between the Oregon University System and the private entity; and

(e) Performing public duties paid by private organizations, including institution corporate affiliates, that augments an officers or employees publicly funded salary. Such income shall be authorized and received in accordance with policies and rules established by the board.

(2) The board may not authorize compensation, as described in subsection (1) of this section, that, in the boards judgment, does not comport with the mission of a public university listed in ORS 352.002 (Oregon University System) and the Oregon University System or substantially interferes with an officers or employees duties to the Oregon University System.

(3) Any compensation described and authorized under subsection (1) of this section is considered official compensation or reimbursement of expenses for purposes of ORS 244.040 (Prohibited use of official position or office) and is not considered an honorarium prohibited by ORS 244.042 (Honoraria). If authorization or receipt of the compensation creates a potential conflict of interest, the officer or employee shall report the potential conflict in writing in accordance with rules of the board. The disclosure is a public record subject to public inspection.

(4) The board shall adopt by rule standards governing employee outside employment and activities, including potential conflict of interest, as defined by board rule and consistent with ORS 244.020 (Definitions), and the public disclosure thereof, and procedures for reporting and hearing potential or actual conflict of interest complaints. [1989 c.1090 §2; 1991 c.614 §1; 1993 c.743 §22a; 2003 c.14 §155; 2007 c.877 §26; 2011 c.637 §209]