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#16201 - 11/07/02 04:26 AM Do City, State, and Government Officials ..
Joe Tedesco Offline

Registered: 10/07/00
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Loc: Boston, Massachusetts USA
Do City, State, and Government Officials.... accept gratuities or gifts during the holidays?

Are you aware of any "off color" situations in the electrical industry?
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#16202 - 11/07/02 05:34 AM Re: Do City, State, and Government Officials ..
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Registered: 12/23/01
Posts: 443
Loc: Mont Belvieu, TX
As far as I know, it is not allowed down here in Houston. I think that they guard against that type of activity at all levels of government. I will add that if anyone out there is feeling the need "gratuitize", I'm always in the mood to receive. Especially if it is in the form

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#16203 - 11/07/02 06:29 PM Re: Do City, State, and Government Officials ..
harold endean Offline

Registered: 02/16/02
Posts: 2248
Loc: Boonton, NJ

As an individual, I am not suppose to accept any gratuities or gifts. If however the general contractor of a big development wants to bring if a gift basket for the whole construction dept. Then I guess it is OK. (Not anyone is getting anything special. We are all sharing the gift basket.)

#16204 - 11/07/02 07:06 PM Re: Do City, State, and Government Officials ..
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Registered: 04/03/02
Posts: 6792
Loc: Brick, NJ USA
It's an ethics violation to accept any gratuities as an inspector. It's also a legal violation within the State of New Jersey.

Now, on the other hand, as a contractor (not within the township that I am employed by (part time), nor any town that "touches it's borders, I'm open for gratuities. (Kidding of course)

As to harold's comment re: the gift basket, a jesture of "good will" to the Construction Dept office is a nice touch. IMHO, each individual town Construction Official should be aware of any "goodies" and make an individual decission.


#16205 - 11/07/02 07:51 PM Re: Do City, State, and Government Officials ..
Bill Addiss Offline

Registered: 10/07/00
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Loc: NY, USA

Although not a City or State Employee, it was years before my regular Electrical Inspector would accept a cup of coffee from me.



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