Employees should be aware that vendors or suppliers provide gifts, services or entertainment (meals, tickets to sports events etc.) as part of their marketing or promotion efforts.
These expenditures are often made by the vendor or supplier with the expectation that they will be rewarded with increased sales.
The employee who receives a gift, service or entertainment will be in a conflict of interest with Queen's University if this personal benefit results in a decision to purchase goods or services that is not the best value for the University.
Consequently, all employees must disclose to their supervisor, all offers of gifts, services or entertainment with a value greater than $75. Where acceptance is deemed inappropriate or likely to produce a conflict of interest, the gift, service or entertainment is to be refused.