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Prohibited Conduct

No JMU employee shall: 

  • Solicit or accept money or other thing of value for services performed within the scope of his/her official duties, except the compensation, expenses or other remuneration paid by the university. This prohibition shal not apply to the acceptance of special benefits that may be authorized by law.
  • Offer or accept any money or other thing of value for or in consideration of obtaining employment, appointment, or promotion of any person with any governmental or advisory agency.
  • Offer or accept any money or anything of value for or in consideration of the use of his/her public position to obtain a contract for any person or business with any governmental or advisory agency.
  • Use for his or her own economic benefit or that of another party confidential information that he has acquired by reason of his public position and which is not available to the public.
  • Accept any money, loan, gift, favor, service or business or professional opportunity that reasonably tends to influence him/her in the performance of his/her official duties.
  • Accept any business or professional opportunity which he/she knows that there is a reasonable likelihood that the opportunity is being afforded him to influence him/her in the performance of official duties.
  • Accept a gift from a person who has interests that may be substantially affected by the performance of the employee’s official duties under circumstances where the timing and nature of the gift would cause a reasonable person to question the employee’s impartiality in the matter affecting the donor.
  • Accept gifts from sources on a basis so frequent as to raise an appearance of the use of public office for private gain.
  • Use his/her public position to retaliate or threaten to retaliate against any person for expressing views on matters of public concern or for exercising any right that is otherwise protected by law, provided, however, that this subdivision shall not restrict the authority of any public employer to govern conduct of its employees, and to take disciplinary action, in accordance with applicable law, and provided further that this subdivision shall not limit the authority of a constitutional officer to discipline or discharge an employee with or without cause.

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