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Do City, State, and Government Officials .. #16201
11/07/02 07:26 AM
11/07/02 07:26 AM
Joe Tedesco  Offline OP
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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
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Re: Do City, State, and Government Officials .. #16202
11/07/02 08:34 AM
11/07/02 08:34 AM
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The Watt Doctor  Offline
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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.

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Doc


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Re: Do City, State, and Government Officials .. #16203
11/07/02 09:29 PM
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harold endean  Offline
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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.)

Re: Do City, State, and Government Officials .. #16204
11/07/02 10:06 PM
11/07/02 10:06 PM
HotLine1  Offline

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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


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Re: Do City, State, and Government Officials .. #16205
11/07/02 10:51 PM
11/07/02 10:51 PM
Bill Addiss  Offline
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Joe,

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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