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Title:

Gifts or Favors (Personal), Acceptance of

Publication date:

5/18/2012

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:

5/18/2012

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

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

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

Publication date:

5/18/2012

Effective date:

7/1/2009

Next review date:

7/1/2013

Policy Area:

COI – General

RPM Section (home)

Conflict of Interest

RPM Section (cross-reference)

none

Functional Division

Operations

Prior reference information (optional)

RPM Section 10.12

Source Requirements Documents

Contract 31, Clause I.78, Title 48 CFR Section 970.0371-4, Gratuities

Implementing Documents

None

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