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Code of Ethics - Prohibited Acts


In accordance with Sec. 105.450 et seq. of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, the following acts by any employee or Trustee of the St. Charles City-County Library District shall constitute conflicts of interest.

This policy is in addition to the following ethics policies: #E056—Code of Ethics, Administrators and #G009 Code of Ethics, Public Disclosure.

Prohibited acts by elected and appointed public officials and employees.

RSMo: 105.452. No elected or appointed official or employee of the state or any political subdivision thereof shall:

(1) Act or refrain from acting in any capacity in which he is lawfully empowered to act as such an official or employee by reason of any payment, offer to pay, promise to pay, or receipt of anything of actual pecuniary value paid or payable, or received or receivable, to himself or any third person, including any gift or campaign contribution, made or received in relationship to or as a condition of the performance of an official act, other than compensation to be paid by the state or political subdivision; or

(2) Use confidential information obtained in the course of or by reason of his employment or official capacity in any manner with intent to result in financial gain for himself, his spouse, his dependent child in his custody, or any business with which he is associated;

(3) Disclose confidential information obtained in the course of or by reason of his employment or official capacity in any manner with intent to result in financial gain for himself or any other person;

(4) Favorably act on any matter that is so specifically designed so as to provide a special monetary benefit to such official or his spouse or dependent children, including but not limited to increases in retirement benefits, whether received from the state of Missouri or any third party by reason of such act. For the purposes of this subdivision, "special monetary benefit" means being materially affected in a substantially different manner or degree than the manner or degree in which the public in general will be affected or, if the matter affects only a special class of persons, then affected in a substantially different manner or degree than the manner or degree in which such class will be affected. In all such matters such officials must recuse themselves from acting and shall not be relieved by reason of the provisions of section 105.460, except that such official may act on increases in compensation subject to the restrictions of section 13 of article VII of the Missouri Constitution; or

(5) Use his decision-making authority for the purpose of obtaining a financial gain which materially enriches himself, his spouse or dependent children by acting or refraining from acting for the purpose of coercing or extorting from another anything of actual pecuniary value.

The following additional restrictions shall be placed upon the employees of the St. Charles City-County Library District:

Any gift (food, etc. with value of $10 or greater) given to an employee shall be:

Turned over by the employee to the HR Manager for use in the annual staff development day.

Given to the branch manager for use by all employees at that location.

Donated (with the permission of the donor) to the Foundation or Friends for use in fund raising activities.

If practical, any meals purchased by vendors or suppliers, as part of a presentation, shall be reciprocated if additional meal events are planned. This restriction shall not apply to presentations at conferences where staffs from several libraries are in attendance.

(Approved 3/8/04)