Perdue's Executive Order Expands Gift Ban

Gov. Beverly Perdue has expanded a gift ban for North Carolina state employees who oversee outside contracts to include all state employees in her Cabinet agencies.

Perdue issued the executive order late Thursday following news this week that dozens of Division of Motor Vehicles employees may have received meals and other gifts from a telecommunications company. The State Bureau of Investigation is examining the relationship between Verizon Business and the workers.

The governor said North Carolina's citizens deserve the highest ethical standards from its employees.

Current state law makes it a misdemeanor for an employee involved in preparing and awarding contract bids to accept a vendor's gift. The order doesn't make it a crime but says accepting a gift subjects the employee to disciplinary action.

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  • by FIDDLEPLAYER on Oct 3, 2009 at 12:46 PM
    Does she include herself in the gift ban,Bet not.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Oct 2, 2009 at 01:26 PM
    Dear Bev, How did that free ferry ride for your wedding guests attending your sons wedding go? I understand the commissioned it specially for the wedding. Did you learn that from Easley politics, opps, hes in trouble again....I guess it wasn't a gift from NC taxpayers. Do as I say and not as I do, hmmmmmmmmm.
  • by Lindsey Location: Beargrass on Oct 1, 2009 at 08:51 PM
    Well, I guess her awarding Oscar Woolard a Muti-Million dollar contract on the 264 by-pass project in Washinton does not have anything to do with him helping her become Governor. What about that big fund raiser at his home 4 years ago? Or was that a Christmas party for your employees I forget? I bet Feguson Enterprises would like to know where all that money went. for those who don't know look up the contractor on that project alot of them happen to be the children of O.W. which is not illegal, but our old buddy Mike Easley Would warn not to bring the familey into the fold.
  • by Me Location: Greenville on Oct 1, 2009 at 07:27 PM
    That should have already been law anyway. I guess they all the got all that they could get.
  • by McArthur Park on Oct 1, 2009 at 06:56 PM
    Throw her and the rest of her fellow bums OUT! We give her gifts every payday and it is not because we want to.
  • by Fact Dog Location: NC on Oct 1, 2009 at 05:23 PM
    I bet it does not effect perdue from taking gifts.

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