An agency’s Ethics Officer or Appointing Authority can waive application of the Gift rule, 42 IAC 1-5-1, when consistent with the public interest.
The waiver shall:
- be in writing; and
- identify the following
- the employee or special state appointee who is accepting the gift
- the nature and value of the gift
- the donor of the gift; and
- why acceptance of the gift is in the public interest.
Written waivers must be filed within 30 days of receipt of the gift. Gift waivers filed with the OIG/SEC will be posted on the OIG website.
On-line gift waivers are not available at this time. Ethics Officers should mail the original (315 West Ohio Street, Room 104, Indianapolis, IN 46202) or email a scanned copy of the gift waiver they wish to file to firstname.lastname@example.org . Once reviewed and processed, a file-stamped copy will be provided and the waiver will be posted on the website.
Gift Waiver form: http://www.in.gov/ig/files/Sample_Gift_Waiver.pdf