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Gifts and Gratuities

UC Policy states that no officer or employee should solicit or accept any personal favor, gift, gratuity, or offer of entertainment directly or indirectly from a supplier who is doing business or seeking to do business with UCLA.

Acceptance of modest entertainment such as a meal or refreshments in connection with attendance at professional meetings and events sponsored by industrial, technical, professional, or educational associations is not considered a gift, nor are nominal promotional materials offered by vendors to market their businesses.

Please note: all workforce members of the David Geffen School of Medicine and UCLA Health (including but not limited to faculty, staff and trainees) are prohibited by the Guidelines on Industry Activities for the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and UCLA Health, and the UCOP Health Care Vendor Relations Policy, from accepting any gifts (including meals and nominal promotional materials), gratuities and loans or other special treatment from suppliers.

Report to your supervisor the offer or acceptance of any gift from a supplier if you are a buyer or requestor for your department. Your supervisor will confer with Campus Counsel or Purchasing to determine whether acceptance of the gift complies with University policies.

Some faculty and staff are subject to additional requirements for financial disclosure and disqualification from making decisions on matters in which they have a financial interest. Refer to UCLA Policy 150, Conflict of Interest, and UC Business & Finance Bulletin G-39, Conflict of Interest Policy, for more information.