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Accepting Monetary or Non-Monetary Compensation or Gifts

Authority: President
Date Enacted or Revised: Revised January 5, 2016; March 17, 2022

In accordance with the University of Louisiana System’s Policy and Procedures Memorandum M-9, McNeese establishes this policy regarding acceptance of monetary or non-monetary compensation or gifts. It is important that we strive to avoid even the appearance of impropriety. Therefore, the University’s policy is that University employees should not accept anything of value from individuals or companies that are in financial relationships or would like to be in financial relationships with the University.

This policy is intended to be stricter than and complement the state’s existing ethics rules and statutory requirements. The University’s first obligation is to follow official ethics rules and statutory requirements in cases where University rules contradict or appear to undermine those requirements.

Any exceptions should be submitted to and approved by the president and director of internal audit.

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This policy is distributed via the University Policies webpage. 

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