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TITLE 19EDUCATION
PART 1TEXAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD
CHAPTER 1AGENCY ADMINISTRATION
SUBCHAPTER CSTANDARDS OF CONDUCT
RULE §1.86Standards of Conduct Between Board Employees and Private Donors

(a) A Board officer or employee shall not accept or solicit any gift, favor, or service from a private donor that might reasonably tend to influence his/her official conduct.

(b) An officer or employee shall not accept employment or engage in any business or professional activity with a private donor which the officer or employee might reasonably expect would require or induce him/her to disclose confidential information acquired by reason of his/her official position.

(c) An officer or employee shall not accept other employment or compensation from a private donor that would reasonably be expected to impair the officer or employee's independence of judgment in the performance of his/her official position.

(d) An officer or employee shall not make personal investments in association with a private donor that could reasonably be expected to create a substantial conflict between the officer or employee's private interest and the interest of the Board.

(e) An officer or employee shall not solicit, accept, or agree to accept any benefits for having exercised his/her official powers on behalf of a private donor or performed his official duties in favor of private donor.

(f) An officer or employee who has policy direction over the Board and who serves as an officer or director of a private donor shall not vote on any measure, proposal, or decision pending before the private donor if the Board might reasonably be expected to have an interest in such measure, proposal, or decision.

(g) An officer or employee shall not authorize a private donor to use property of the Board unless the property is used in accordance with a contract or memorandum of understanding between the Board and the private donor, or the Board is otherwise compensated for the use of the property.


Source Note: The provisions of this §1.86 adopted to be effective February 26, 2004, 29 TexReg 1658

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