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Comprehensive Standards 3.2.3

The board has a policy addressing conflict of interest for its members.

compliance

Summary

Cape Fear Community College (CFCC) demonstrates compliance with this Comprehensive Standard by providing evidence that its Board of Trustees addresses conflict of interest in its Operations Manual.

Narrative

The Cape Fear Community College Board of Trustees’ Operations Manual is a basic guide for the conduct of business coming before the Trustees for action. The Manual includes the latest revision of the Board By-Laws; Chapter 115D, the Community College Act; and certain policies and procedures directly related to the operation of the College. It is to be used in tandem with the CFCC Faculty and Staff Handbook for a more complete statement of College policies, procedures, rules, and regulations.

To address the issue of conflict of interest the Board’s Operations Manual contains the following piece of legislation enacted by the North Carolina General Assembly, which is an excerpt from the North Carolina General Statutes:

“115D-26. Conflict of Interest.
All local trustees and employees of community colleges covered under this Chapter must adhere to the conflict of interest provisions found in G.S. 14-234.”

In accordance with the above, all CFCC Trustees are referred to North Carolina General Statute (NCGS), Chapter 14-234. For the purposes of this compliance certification, an excerpt from NCGS 14-234 is provided below:

Ҥ 14 234. Public officers or employees benefiting from public contracts; exceptions.
(a)

  1. No public officer or employee who is involved in making or administering a contract on behalf of a public agency may derive a direct benefit from the contract except as provided in this section, or as otherwise allowed by law.
  2. A public officer or employee who will derive a direct benefit from a contract with the public agency he or she serves, but who is not involved in making or administering the contract, shall not attempt to influence any other person who is involved in making or administering the contract.
  3. No public officer or employee may solicit or receive any gift, reward, or promise of reward in exchange for recommending, influencing, or attempting to influence the award of a contract by the public agency he or she serves.”

North Carolina General Statute, Chapter 14-234 can be viewed in its entirety on the North Carolina General Assembly Website (NCGS 14-234).

Neither the President nor any of the members of the Board of Trustees have inappropriate contractual, employment, or personal/familial financial interest in the institution pursuant to the North Carolina General Statutes, Chapter 115D-26 (Conflict of Interest) and General Statutes, Chapter 14-234 (NCGS 14-234).

 

 

Documentation

Source Location

NCGS 14-234,

North Carolina General Statutes, Chapter 14-234

ncgs14_234.pdf

Conflict of Interest,

North Carolina General Statues, Chapter 115D-26

ncgs115D_26.pdf

NCGS 14-234,

North Carolina General Statutes, Chapter 14-234

ncgs14_234.pdf

 

 

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