Policy GBC

Code: GBC
Adopted: 2/19/90
Revised/Readopted: 1/20/03
Orig. Code(s): GBC/GBCA

Staff Ethics

Employees of the district will not engage in, or have a financial interest in, any activity that raises a reasonable question of conflict of interest with their duties and responsibilities as staff members.

No administrator or supervisor will exercise supervisory authority over a person who is a member of his/her family. Persons regularly employed by the district prior to the inception of such relationship will not be terminated, but may be transferred to another building or placed under different supervision if necessary to eliminate any potential conflict.

No employee of the district may serve as a member of the Board or budget committee.

More than one member of an immediate family may be hired as a regular employee of the district. In accordance with Oregon law, however, the district may refuse to hire individuals, or may transfer current employees, in situations where an appointment would place one member of a family in a position of exercising supervisory, appointment or grievance adjustment authority over another member of the same family. Employees who are members of the same immediate family may not be assigned to work in the same building except by special permission of the superintendent.

“Family,” as used in this policy and as defined by law means the wife, husband, son, daughter, mother, father, brother, brother-in-law, sister, sister-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, mother-in-law, father-in-law, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, stepparent or stepchild of the individual.

An employee will not perform any duties related to an outside job during his regular working hours or during the additional time that he needs to fulfill the responsibilities of the position; nor will an employee use any district facilities, equipment or materials in performing outside work.


Legal Reference(s):

ORS 244.010                                             ORS 244.130                                                ORS 332.016 
ORS 244.020                                             ORS 244.350 - 244.380                              ORS 659A.309
ORS 244.040                                             ORS 294.311 (22)
ORS 244.120                                             ORS 294.336                                                OAR 584-020-0040

Oregon Government Standards and Practices Laws, A Guide for Public Officials, Oregon Government Standards and Practices Commission (Dec. 1993).