Policy 5.01 - Conflict of Interest
In accordance with NC General Statute 14-234, it is the policy of Southeastern Community College that any College employee or official will discharge his/her duties in the best interest of the College and the public, and that he/she will avoid the following. There are three main prohibitions in the statute:
- A public official or employee is prohibited from obtaining a direct benefit from any contract in which he or she is involved on behalf of the public agency he or she serves.
- Even if a public official or employee is not involved in making a contract in which he or she has a direct benefit, he or she is prohibited from influencing or attempting to influence anyone in the agency who is involved in making the contract.
- All public officers and employees are prohibited from soliciting or receiving any gift, reward, or promise of reward in exchange for recommending, influencing, or attempting to influence the award of a contract.
Adopted: May 20, 1982
Revised: July 20, 2010