Outside Activities and Interests Portal

The Annual Disclosure Period for reporting outside activities and interests runs January through March 20 each year.

All full-time faculty and exempt staff (staff not eligible for overtime pay) must:

  • Acknowledge the policies and answer status questions in the Portal.
  • Ensure all reporting required by the Decision Matrix has been completed in the Portal for 2019.
  • Submit requests for re-approval for outside employment and board service that is new or continuing into 2020 where indicated by Decision Matrix – Category 3.
  • If you have nothing to report, please submit a “report of no activity” in the Portal.

Employees who are not full-time faculty or exempt staff may also have reporting requirements as described in the Decision Matrix – Category 4, Category 5, or General Rule. These requirements apply to employees who:

  • Engage in the design, conduct, or reporting of research.
  • Participate in procurement activities over $ 15,000.
  • Have an outside activity or interest that may reasonably appear, in the eyes of a third party observer, to create a conflict of interest or interfere with their University responsibilities.

Additional reporting is required for new interests and activities that arise throughout the year.

For guidance about these reporting requirements, please refer to:

This guidance identifies the requests for approval and after-the-fact disclosures required to comply with the following UT System Policies:

The guidance is the same as the training module in Employee Education on Blackboard: Outside Activity and Interest Reporting - Release January 2017.

Please contact the Institutional Compliance Office at Compliance@utrgv.edu or 956-665-2653 in the event you have policy-related questions or need technical assistance navigating the Portal. You also may contact the Office of Research Support at researchcompliance@utrgv.edu for questions related to research and sponsored projects.