Treatment of Gifts and Meals under the Policy on Vendor Relationships

  • No gifts from Vendors regardless of the nature or value of the gifts
  • No gifts to family members or indirectly given through third parties or separate entities
  • No meals may be provided by Vendors except as part of a general professional conference or meeting (also meals may be accepted as part of reasonable compensation on an approved consulting engagement)
  • Gifts made to the University, HCS, Medical Foundation, etc. that benefit an individual, his or her department, or his or her research activities, are not prohibited but must be disclosed as a financial relationship