Know your Alabama Ethics Law before accepting gifts from UAB vendors
However, items of de minimis value — such as greeting cards, plaques or other items intended solely for presentation, promotional items commonly distributed to the general public, and items that have no resale value or value to others — are permissible under state law.
Before you accept a personal gift from a business partner, determine whether it is allowed by state ethics law and the school or unit policy on receipt of gifts.
If it is not permissible,you should decline it and return it to the donor, pay the donor market value for it or give it to an appropriate charity through the UAB Development Office.
Learn more at www.uab.edu/compliance.