35.1 General Policy

The following outlines the "gift law," Chapter 68B of the Iowa Code, as it relates to University of Iowa employees. The outline is not a substitute for the law, but is intended to guide and put University employees on notice of their responsibilities under the law. The law prohibits public officials, public employees, candidates for public office, and members of their immediate families from soliciting or accepting gifts from a "restricted donor." A transaction is prohibited if all three of the following conditions exist:

  1. the recipient (donee) is a public employee, a public official or one's immediate family member (defined as spouse or dependent child);
  2. the recipient receives a "gift" as defined by the law; and
  3. the donor (person giving the gift) is a "restricted donor."