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Ethics and Coflict of Interest Policies (80342-FA-00-C)

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All official organizations, groups, committees, councils, boards, and agencies of The United Methodist Church shall adopt ethics and conflict of interest policies, applicable to both members and employees, which embody and live out our Christian values.

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The general agencies receiving general Church funds have formal policies on ethics and conflicts of interest that require acknowledgement by signature annually by both members and staff on a form attached to the policy.  Recent publicly disclosed issues around financial improprieties in annual conferences suggest that this information and understanding...