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Policy TrackingDate
Approved
RevisedSeptember 7, 2011
Reviewed

  1. No employee shall accept or solicit any gift, favor, service, or other benefit that could reasonably be construed to influence the employee's discharge of assigned duties and responsibilities or that could reasonably be construed as being offered with the intent to influence the employee's official conduct; or that has a value in excess of $50.
  2. No employee charged with preparing plans, specifications or estimates for contracts, awarding or administering contracts, or inspecting or supervising construction shall solicit or accept any gift, favor, service or benefit, regardless of its value, from any contractor, subcontractor, or supplier who has a contract with the College, who has performed under a contract with the College during the past year, or who anticipates bidding on such a contract in the future. The preceding sentence is not intended to prevent the acceptance of honorariums for participating in meetings, advertising items or souvenirs of nominal value, or meals furnished at banquets.
  3. Sections A and B above shall not prohibit the acceptance of customary gifts or favors from friends and relatives where it is clear that it is the relationship rather than the business of the donor or the position of the employee which is the motivating factor for the gift or favor. However, all gifts are required to be reported to the President or designee by the employee if such gifts are made by a contractor, subcontractor, or supplier doing business directly or indirectly with the College.
  4. No employee shall accept employment or compensation or engage in any business or professional activity that could or does impair the employee's independence of judgment in the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities or that could require the disclosure of confidential information acquired by reason of the employee's College position.
  5. No employee shall make an investment or maintain a financial, business, or professional interest that creates a conflict with the proper discharge of assigned duties and responsibilities or otherwise creates a conflict with the best interest of the College. The preceding sentence shall not prohibit the ownership by an employee of five percent or less of the securities of any publicly traded company.
  6. An employee who believes that he/she may have a conflict of interest shall disclose the interest to his/her Vice President or to the President.
  7. Trustees have a responsibility to avoid all situations that impose a conflict of interest or create an appearance of impropriety.
  8. Trustees shall discharge their duties in the best interest of the College and public, avoiding conflict of interest or appearance of conflict. To that end, no member shall have any interest, financial or otherwise, direct or indirect, or engage in any business transaction or professional activity or incur any obligation of any nature that is in substantial conflict with the proper discharge of his/her official Board responsibilities. A member shall also make a due and diligent effort before taking any action to determine whether he or she has a conflict of interest or appearance of conflict.