Approved on August 22, 2016
Conflict of Interest Policies 0130 and 0131 are applicable to all Carmel Clay Employees. In addition, the following conduct will be expected of all persons who engage in the award and administration of contracts supported by federal funds through the Child Nutrition Programs of the United States Department of Agriculture.
Conflict of Interest
All employees shall perform their duties in a manner free from conflict of interest to ensure that the school corporation’s business transactions are made in compliance with applicable laws and regulations and in a manner that maintains public confidence in the schools.
No employee shall participate in the selection, award or administration of a contract supported by Federal funds or in any other transaction in which the school corporation is a party if he/she has a real or apparent conflict of interest in the transaction.
A conflict of interest would arise when the employee or any member of his/her immediate family, his/her (business) partner, or an organization that employs or is about to employ any of these parties has a financial or other interest in the entity selected for the award. For the purpose of this policy, “immediate family” is defined as spouse, brother, sister, parent, son or daughter. The Board may determine a financial or other interest is not substantial enough to present a conflict of interest.
Staff Gifts and Solicitations
All employees are prohibited from soliciting or accepting gratuities, favors, or anything of monetary value from persons or entities doing business with, or desiring to do business with, the school corporation. Employees may accept unsolicited items of nominal value such as those that are generally distributed by a company or organization through its public relations program.
Employees who violate this code of conduct may be subject to discipline, up to and including termination of employment.
7 CFR 3016.36(b)
7 CFR 3019.42