Identifying a conflict of interest

The following questions can help identify a conflict of interest situation:

  • Can I or my family, friends or business associates benefit directly from this situation?
  • Would a fair and reasonable person in the same position as I make the same decision?
  • Have I considered all options on an equal basis?
  • Would my actions withstand public scrutiny?
  • What is my duty as a public official?
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