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    Title:

    Gifts or Favors (Personal), Acceptance of

    Publication date:

    7/18/2014

    Effective date:

    7/1/2009

    BRIEF

    Policy Summary

    Berkeley Lab employees are not permitted to accept gifts, gratuities, or favors from any source that might affect or appear to affect their judgment in conducting their work.

    Who Should Read This Policy

    This policy applies to all employees.

    To Read the Full Policy, Go To:

    The POLICY tab on this wiki page

    Contact Information

    Research and Institutional Integrity Office
    RIIO@lbl.gov
    http://www.lbl.gov/Workplace/RIIO/

    Title:

    Gifts or Favors (Personal), Acceptance of

    Publication date:

    7/18/2014

    Effective date:

    7/1/2009

    POLICY

    A. Purpose

    This policy describes limitations on Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) employee acceptance of gifts.

    B. Persons Affected

    This policy applies to all employees.

    C. Exceptions

    Not applicable

    D. Policy Statement

    Employees are not permitted to accept gifts, gratuities, or favors from any source that might affect or appear to affect their judgment in discharging their duties. Such acceptance may be construed as a conflict of interest. This restriction does not apply to:

    1. Acceptance of food and refreshments of nominal value on infrequent occasions in the ordinary course of a luncheon, dinner, or other meeting; or
    2. Acceptance of modest entertainment, such as a meal or refreshments in connection with attendance at widely attended gatherings sponsored by industrial, technical, or professional associations or at public ceremonies in an official capacity

    Employees in positions designated in the University of California Conflict of Interest Code are subject to specific limits on accepting gifts from reportable sources. Contact the Research and Institutional Integrity Office at RIIO@lbl.gov for further information.

    E. Roles and Responsibilities

    Managers, supervisors, and employees have the responsibility to adhere to the provisions of this policy.

    F. Definitions/Acronyms

    None

    G. Recordkeeping Requirements

    None

    H. Implementing Documents

    None

    I. Contact Information

    Research and Institutional Integrity Office
    RIIO@lbl.gov

    J. Revision History

    Date

    Revision

    By whom

    Revision Description

    Section(s) affected

    Change Type

    7/18/2014

    1.1

    M. Stoufer

    Regular review. Minor clarification; add SRD; change Next Review date

    Section D, SRD

    Minor

    5/18/2012

    1

    M. Stoufer

    Rewrite for wiki (policy)

    All

    Minor

    1/2/2012

    0

    M. Stoufer

    Rewrite for wiki (brief)

    All

    Minor

    DOCUMENT INFORMATION

    Title:

    Gifts or Favors (Personal), Acceptance of

    Document number

    05.07.001.000

    Revision number

    1.1

    Publication date:

    7/18/2014

    Effective date:

    7/1/2009

    Next review date:

    8/1/2017

    Policy Area:

    COI – General

    RPM Section (home)

    Conflict of Interest

    RPM Section (cross-reference)

    none

    Functional Division

    Research and Institutional Integrity Office

    Prior reference information (optional)

    RPM Section 10.12

    Source Requirements Documents

    • Contract 31, Clause I.78, Title 48 CFR Section 970.0371-4, Gratuities
    • Political Reform Act, California Government Code Section 89503

    Implementing Documents

    None

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