ACCEPTING OR GRANTING GRATUITIES OR SPECIAL FAVORS POLICY

INITIATED: March 22, 1999

APPROVED: October 21, 1999

PURPOSE

The purpose of this policy is to set guidelines for accepting or granting gratuities or special favors by an employee.

APPLICABILITY

Faculty, staff, and student employees.

POLICY

No employee of the University should accept gratuities or special favors from organizations with which the University may conduct business, under circumstances which might reasonably be interpreted as an attempt to influence the employee's conduct within the scope of employment.  Also, no employee of the University should offer or give gratuities or special favors to employees of organizations with which the University may conduct business, under circumstances which might reasonably be interpreted as an attempt to influence the recipient's conduct within the scope of employment.

REFERENCES

None.

INITIATING DEPARTMENT/DIVISION

Business Services, ext. 2360