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TITLE 4AGRICULTURE
PART 2TEXAS ANIMAL HEALTH COMMISSION
CHAPTER 56GRANTS, GIFTS AND DONATIONS
RULE §56.6Standards of Conduct between Employees and Officers and Private Donors

(a) An officer or employee shall not accept or solicit any gift, favor, or service from a private donor that might reasonably tend to influence his/her official conduct.

(b) An officer or employee shall not accept employment or engage in any business or professional activity with a private donor which the officer or employee might reasonably expect would require or induce him/her to disclose confidential information acquired by reason of his/her official position.

(c) An officer or employee shall not accept other employment or compensation from a private donor which could reasonably be expected to impair the officer's or employee's independence of judgment in the performance of his/her official duties.

(d) An officer or employee shall not make personal investments in association with a private donor which could reasonably be expected to create a substantial conflict between the officer's or employee's private interest and the interest of the Commission.

(e) An officer or employee shall not solicit, accept, or agree to accept any benefit for having exercised his/her official powers on behalf of a private donor or performed his official duties in favor of a private donor.

(f) An officer or employee who has policy direction over the Commission and who serves as an officer or director of a private donor shall not vote on or otherwise participate in any measure, proposal, or decision pending before the private donor if the Commission might reasonably be expected to have an interest in such measure, proposal, or decision.

(g) An officer or employee shall not authorize a private donor to use property of the Commission unless the property is used in accordance with a contract between the Commission and the private donor, or the Commission is otherwise compensated for the use of the property.


Source Note: The provisions of this §56.6 adopted to be effective December 11, 2001, 26 TexReg 10048

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