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Gifts and Gratuities

All employees must act with integrity and good judgment and recognize that accepting personal gifts from suppliers may cause legitimate concerns about favoritism.

Guidelines for all employees

UC policy and the federal Anti-Kickback Act of 1986 state that no officer or employee should solicit or accept any personal favor, gift, gratuity or offer of entertainment directly or indirectly from a supplier who is doing or seeking to do business with the university.

Acceptance of modest entertainment such as a meal or refreshments in connection with attendance at professional meetings and events sponsored by industrial, technical, professional or educational associations is not considered a gift.

Report to your supervisor the offer or acceptance of any gift if you are a buyer or requestor for your department. Your supervisor will confer with the Procurement Office or Controls and Accountability to determine whether acceptance of the gift complies with university policies.

Some faculty and staff members are subject to additional requirements for financial disclosure and disqualification. No employee shall make decisions on matters in which they have a financial interest. Refer to UC Business & Finance Bulletin G-39, Conflict of Interest Policy, for more information.