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UIT Gifts and Gratuities policy

In 2013, the State of Utah passed a Gratuities and Kickbacks law affecting all state employees and their families, imposing criminal penalties for violating its provisions.

UIT’s policy regarding accepting gifts and gratuities from vendors and others interested in selling products and services to UIT and/or the university is more stringent than the State of Utah law. UIT's policy went into effect for all UIT employees starting on December 16, 2015, and is meant to help protect UIT employees from violating the law. 

UIT’s policy is that no UIT employee, regardless of role/title, may accept any type of gift or gratuity from vendors or others interested in selling products to UIT and/or the university, regardless of the monetary value of the gift/gratuity. This means that employees must decline gifts and offers from vendors such as free snacks, breakfasts, lunches, dinners, event tickets, toys, shirts, trinkets, pens, posters, calendars, etc. 

Information about the State law: 

http://fbs.admin.utah.edu/purchasing/gratuities/ 

If you have any questions about UIT’s policy, please contact your supervisor.

Last Updated: 3/2/20