Purchasing Dept. - Donald A. Gray, CPPB, Director

NIGP Ethics

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Code of Ethics

Seeks or accepts a position as head or employee only when fully in accord with the professional
principles applicable there to an when confident of possessing the qualifications to serve under those
principles to the advantage of the employing organization.

Believes in the dignity and worth of the service rendered by the organization, and the societal
responsibilities assumed as a trusted public servant.

Is governed by the highest ideals of honor and integrity in all public and personal relationships in order
to merit the respect and inspire the confidence of the organization and the public being served.

Believes that personal aggrandizement or personal profit obtained through misuse of public or personal
relationships is dishonest and not tolerable.

Identifies and eliminates participation of any individual in operational situations where a conflict of
interest may be involved.

Believes that members of the Institute and its staff should at no time, or under any circumstances,
accept directly or indirectly, gifts, gratuities, or other things of value from suppliers, which might
influence or appear to influence purchasing decisions.

Keeps the governmental organization informed, through appropriate channels, on problems and
progress of applicable operations by emphasizing the importance of the facts.

Resists encroachment on control of personnel in order to preserve integrity as a professional manager.
Handles all personal matters on a merit basis. Politics, religion, ethnicity, gender, and age carry no
weight in personnel administration in the agency being directed or served.

Seeks or dispenses no personal favors. Handles each administrative problem objectively and
empathetically, without discrimination.

Subscribes to and supports the professional aims and objectives of the National Institute of
Governmental Purchasing, INC.