ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals

Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#16201 - 11/07/02 04:26 AM Do City, State, and Government Officials ..
Joe Tedesco Offline
Member
Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 2749
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?
_________________________
Joe Tedesco, NEC Consultant
Top
Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades
#16202 - 11/07/02 05:34 AM Re: Do City, State, and Government Officials ..
The Watt Doctor Offline
Member
Registered: 12/23/01
Posts: 435
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 of........cash.

Checks payable to The Watt Doctor,
Doc
_________________________
The Watt Doctor
Altura Cogen
Channelview, TX
Top
#16203 - 11/07/02 06:29 PM Re: Do City, State, and Government Officials ..
harold endean Offline
Member
Registered: 02/16/02
Posts: 2233
Loc: Boonton, NJ
Joe,

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.)
Top
#16204 - 11/07/02 07:06 PM Re: Do City, State, and Government Officials ..
HotLine1 Offline


Member
Registered: 04/03/02
Posts: 6776
Loc: Brick, NJ USA
Joe:
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.

John
_________________________
John
Top
#16205 - 11/07/02 07:51 PM Re: Do City, State, and Government Officials ..
Bill Addiss Offline
Member
Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 3875
Loc: NY, USA
Joe,

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


Bill
Top

Member Spotlight
Member Since: 07/05/02
Posts: 8211
New in the Gallery:
SE cable question
Featured:

2017 NEC and Related
2017 NEC
Now Available!

Shout Box


Who's Online
0 registered (), 45 Guests and 8 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
 
New in the Gallery:
SE cable question
 
Top Posters (30 Days)
Admin 49
HotLine1 43
gfretwell 18
Ruben Rocha 12
Trumpy 9
 
Newest Members
Freecrowder, clee512, Jdscott2005, FAIZAN, Regitest2

ECN Electrical Forums - sponsored by Electrical Contractor Network - Electrical and Code Related Discussion for Electrical Contractors, Electricians, Inspectors, Instructors, Engineers and other related Professionals