Secretary Of State's Office Follows Perdue's Gift Ban Policy

The North Carolina Secretary of State's office will expand its current policy prohibiting employees from receiving gifts to include Gov. Beverly Perdue's new gift ban.

Secretary of State Elaine Marshall said Monday her department's ethics rules will incorporate Perdue's executive order signed last week.

Marshall's office registers corporations, lobbyists and notaries and regulates securities. She said her department's policy already banned gifts from contractors, vendors and customers.

Perdue's gift ban covered all employees in Cabinet-level agencies, but it couldn't apply to departments led by elected officials like Marshall.

Perdue asked those agencies to adopt the rules, issued after allegations Verizon Business employees gave meals and tickets to some state employees.

Marshall is running for the U.S. Senate next year.


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  • by Wolfgang Location: Chocowinity,NC on Oct 5, 2009 at 07:37 PM
    Obama best friend's is Money Man George Soros. Need I say more? With Soros's Money. Obama gave over $800,000.00 to ACORN to get him elected. Now Obama duped you Obama voters. We new it whould happen we read the small print. Next time Obama voters read the small print.
  • by Russ Location: Henderson on Oct 5, 2009 at 07:20 PM
    I've been a state employee almost 30 years and thought this was always the policy. I guess only the folks that right policy don't have follow it. I'd like to hear how the Governor justifies comandeering the Ocracoke Ferry to get the wedding party over to the island for her son's wedding.
  • by Cynic on Oct 5, 2009 at 05:40 PM
    This is what's wrong with government. People serving or elected don't have enough ethics or morals not to accept gifts, there has to be a rule to tell them no, no!
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