A. Ethical Standards for Employees. Any attempt to realize personal gain through public employment by conduct inconsistent with the proper discharge of the employee’s duties is a breach of a public trust. In order to fulfill this ethical standards, employees must meet the requirements of this section.
B. Ethical Standards for Contractors. Any effort to influence any public employee to breach the standards of ethical conduct set forth in this section is also a breach of ethical standards.
C. Employee Disclosure Requirements:
1. Disclosure of Benefit received from Contract. Any employee who has, or obtains any LBJ contract with a business in which the employee has a financial interest shall report such benefit to the LBJ Chief Procurement Officer or designee.
2. Failure to Disclose Benefit Received. Any employee who knows or should have known of such benefit and fails to report such benefit is in breach of the ethical standards of this section.
D. Employee Conflict of Interest Policy. It shall be a breach of ethical standards for any employee to participate directly or indirectly in a procurement when the employee knows that: The employee or any member of the employee’s employee or employee’s relative by consanguinity or the third degree or closer has a financial interest pertaining to the procurement. A business or organization in which the employee or employee’s relative by consanguinity or the third degree or closer has a financial interest pertaining to the procurement; or any other person, business, or organization with whom the employee or employee’s relative by consanguinity or the third degree or closer is negotiating of has an arrangement concerning prospective employment is involved in the procurement. Discovery of Actual or Potential Conflict of Interest, Disqualification, and Waiver. Upon discovery of an actual or potential conflict of interest, an employee shall promptly file a written statement of disqualification and shall withdraw from further participation in the transaction involved. Use of Confidential Information. It shall be a breach of ethical standards for any employee or former employee knowingly to use confidential information for actual or anticipated personal gain, or for the actual or anticipated gain of any other person.History: Rule 8, eff. March 3, 1999.