Is it a Conflict of Interest?
Quickly tell me, can I?
|Question: 1) Allow my business associate to pay for our meal?
|Question: 2) Expense meals I pay for if they are for business?||Answer: Yes|
|Question: 3) Go out for lunch with a business associate if I pay for my own meal?||Answer: Yes|
|Question: 4) Give a gift card to an employee as a form of recognition?||Answer: Yes|
|Question: 5) Accept tickets to an event from a City leader or Councillor?||Answer: Yes|
|Question: 6) Accept a gift card (of any value) from a citizen, vendor or consultant?
|Question: 7) Can I go to a social event where more than one organization attends if I get approval from my leader?||Answer: Yes|
|Question: 8) Ask a retailer if they have any ‘government discounts’ at a hotel or retail chain like Costco?||Answer: Yes|
|Question: 9) Accept small gifts that are not cash equivalent from citizens, business associates and vendors?||Answer: Yes (under $25)|
|Question: 10) Can I accept a discount from a City supplier who recognizes me from work for my personal use?||Answer: No|
|Question: 11) Go to catered meals at a conference if I am a guest speaker?||Answer: Yes|
|Question: 12) Accept a calendar, pin, mug from a supplier?||Answer: Yes|
|Question: 13) Accept a season’s pass/membership if I sit on the Board of Directors and all members receive the same thing?||Answer: No|
|Question: 14) Share confidential news of what The City is working on with my neighbour who asks?||Answer: No|
|Question: 15) Take City equipment or tools home to use on my personal projects?||Answer: No|
If the situation is complicated, or you are unsure, seek guidance from any of the following resources to support you:
- your exempt Supervisor, Director or General Manager
- City Auditor’s Office
- Corporate Security
- Law – Legal Services
- HR Business Partner
- Labour Relations, Human Resources