FAA1.A Background and Introduction : 02 Conflict of Interest
Conflict of Interest
(01/01/19 –12/31/19)
A case is considered a conflict of interest for an employee, contractor, volunteer, or temporary employee when one or both of the following occurs:
The results of any case involvement(g) may affect their own personal, professional, or financial interest.
Personal involvement indicates there may be favoritism, improper behavior, or fraud.
This conflict could occur when an employee, contractor, volunteer or temporary employee interacts with a case that belongs to, but is not limited to, one or more of the following:
Business associate
Co-worker or relative of a co-worker
Significant other
Parent of a common child
A participant with whom the employee, contractor, volunteer, or temporary employee has or had a negative relationship
Employees, contractors, volunteers, or temporary employees must not have involvement with a case where there may be a conflict of interest. (See handling special cases for additional requirements.)
All AZTECS, HEAplus, and OnBase(g) inquiries are recorded. Actions that display on a case in which there is a conflict of interest could be considered suspicious or potentially fraudulent activity.
Employees, contractors, volunteers or temporary employees are not allowed to request information from co-workers regarding cases with which they have a conflict of interest. (See special handling of employee cases for additional information and restrictions.)
All employees, contractors, volunteers or temporary employees with access to cases are required to report any cases in which there may be a conflict of interest. (See Conflict of Interest – Employee/ Contractor/ Volunteer/ Temporary Employee Reporting Responsibility for additional information.)
The FAA supervisor must review any possible conflicts of interest with employees, contractors, volunteers or temporary employees on an annual basis. (See Conflict of Interest – Supervisor Reporting Responsibility for additional instructions.) The supervisor must document the Performance Plan Acknowledgement that conflict of interest policy, procedures, and forms were reviewed
Arizona Revised Statute §41‑1959 makes the release of confidential information a Class 2 Misdemeanor. Disciplinary action will be taken when it is found that information regarding a CA, MA, or NA case has been misused or inappropriately released. Disciplinary action may include suspension, dismissal, and prosecution.