According to Virginia Law § 2.2-3103(4), (5), employees of Central Virginia Community College (CVCC) may not accept any money, loan, gift, favor, or any other thing of value that could tend to influence their work and the decisions that would influence them in the performance of their official duties.
According to Virginia Law § 2.2-3103(8), employees of CVCC cannot accept a gift from a person having interests that will be substantially affected by the performance of the officer’s or employee’s official duties where the timing and the nature of the gift would cause a reasonable person to question the impartiality of the officer or employee in the matter affecting the donor. NOTE: The Conflict Act does not state a time period. The employee must examine the timing of each gift on a case-by-case basis.
According to Virginia Law § 2.2-3103(9), employees of CVCC may not accept gifts from sources on so frequent a basis that it would create the appearance of use of their public offices for private gain. For example, an employee in the Attorney General’s Office that works on the selection of outside counsel (private law firms) may not routinely accept a series of gifts, such as gift baskets or paid dinners, from a particular law firm that creates an appearance that such employee’s selection process is influenced by the gifts.