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DMACC Policies and Procedures 
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BD209 - Board Ethics Code


Section: Board of Directors

As public officials, Board members shall strive to perform all of their official duties ethically. Actions covered by this policy include but are not limited to:

  1. Members not seeking personal advantage.
  2. Notwithstanding any contrary provisions of the Code of Iowa, members or members’ spouses not receiving compensation directly from the Board.
  3. Members not having direct or indirect interests in contracts for purchases of goods, including materials and profits, and performing services for the College. This does not apply to contracts for purchasing goods and services if the benefit to the member does not exceed $2,500 in a fiscal year. This also does not apply to contracts made by competitive bids in writing (publicly invited and opened) or those contracts specifically excepted from these prohibitions by law. When the Board purchases supplies, equipment, or personal services from a firm or corporation in which a member or an employee of the Board has a direct or indirect pecuniary interest, that member or Board employee shall not participate in Board actions associated with that interest. Contracts entered in violation of this policy shall be void.
  4. Notwithstanding Board Policy 208, when there is a matter of contracting with a family member beyond the definition of immediate family, the board will disclose that relationship to other members of the board or the board member will refrain from voting.
  5. Members not discussing confidential business with the public.
  6. Members not assuming unauthorized authority outside of Board meetings.

Adopted: January 17, 1984
Reviewed: 2005, 2011, 2019, 2023

December 16, 1992

January 10, 2000

August 8, 2005

October 10, 2011

June 12, 2023

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