As used in this article, the following definitions shall apply:

A. “Confidential information” means any information which is available to an employee as a result of the employee’s status as an employee of LBJ, and is not a matter of public knowledge or available to the public on request.

B. “Conspicuously” means written in such special or distinctive format, print, or manner that a reasonable person against whom it is to operate ought to have noticed it.

C. “Direct or indirect participation” means involvement through decision, approval, disapproval, recommendation, preparation of any part of a purchase request, influencing the content of any specification or procurement standard, rendering of advice, investigation, auditing, or in any other advisory capacity.

D. “Financial interest” means ownership of any interest or involvement in any relationship from which, or as a result of which, a person within the past year has received, or is presently or in the future entitled to receive compensation; or holding a position in a business such as an officer, director, trustee, partner, employee, or the like, or holding any position of management.

E. “Gratuity” means a payment, loan, subscription advance, deposit of money, service, or anything of more than nominal value, present or promised, unless consideration of substantially equal or greater value is received.

History: Rule 8, eff. March 3, 1999.