I’d like to express appreciation for the good work an administration official or employee rendered, but I don’t want to violate any ethics rules

Mayor’s Executive Order 03-11 prohibits vendors (or anyone else dealing with or doing business with the City), from offering gifts to City executive department officials and employees and members of City boards and commissions.  Vendors who violate this Executive Order face contracting sanctions, up to and including debarment. What’s perfectly acceptable, though, is sending a note to the city official or employee – or to his/her supervisor -- recognizing and expressing appreciation for the good work. Please feel free to do so.


How Do I Handle...

IntegrityWorks offers guidance for commonly-occurring situations. These are not the only situations in which ethics rules would apply; they are simply the most common ones. Other guidance may be added to this site as situations warrant.

These are general guidelines. Because each situation presents its own set of facts, this general guidance isn’t advice on which you can legally rely. If you want to be absolutely sure that your conduct complies with applicable ethics laws, you should seek advice before taking action.