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ACCEPTING GIFTS FROM VENDORS / SUPPLIERS
Accepting Gifts from Vendors / Suppliers
1.1 It is the policy of Robert Morris University for employees not to accept personal gifts from vendors/suppliers of goods or services except under limited circumstances.
2.1 This policy applies to full-time, regular part-time, and part-time employees.
3.1 Non-monetary gifts with a value of $250.00 or more will not be accepted by employees.
3.1.1 Complimentary gifts such as tickets to ball games, pens, pencils, notepads, textbooks, calculators and instructional supplies are exceptions and can be accepted by employees as part of the normal course of business with vendors/suppliers.
3.1.2 Any non-monetary gift that exceeds the value outlined above will need to be disclosed to the University. The disclosure form is available in the Human Resources Department.
3.2 Monetary gifts will not be accepted by employees except when approved by the Vice President of the area and the Assistant Vice President for Administration and Human Resources.
3.3 Employees who have been found to violate this policy can be subject to the appropriate University disciplinary procedure.
4.0 Definition of Terms
4.1 Vendor/Supplier - Employees of an outside contractor or company rendering services or supplying goods for or to the University.
4.2 Non-Monetary Gift - Any item other than money, accepted by an employee in exchange for services rendered by the vendor/supplier or in exchange for awarding or consideration for awarding a vendor/supplier contract.
4.3 Monetary Gift - Money accepted by an employee in exchange for services rendered by the vendor/supplier or in exchange for awarding or consideration for awarding a vendor/supplier contract.