183-1-02 Conflict of interest participation in grant or contract review - foundation board members.

(A) Foundation board members who also serve as a board member, employee or officer of an organization are prohibited from personally benefiting from or occupying a position of profit in, and from discussing, deliberating, or voting on the award of, grants or contracts to that organization that they serve as a board member, officer or employee.

(B) Foundation board members who also serve as a board member, employee or officer of an organization cannot use their position to secure a grant or contract for the organization that they serve as a board member, employee or officer with terms that are in disproportion, selective, or differential to the grants and contracts received by other qualified applicants.

(C) Foundation board members who also serve as a board member, employee or officer of an organization are prohibited from participating in the fundation's evaluation of any research or program that was conducted by the organization that they serve as a board member, employee or officer.

(D) Foundation board members who also serve as a board member, employee or officer of an organization are prohibited from voting upon, discussing, or otherwise using the authority or influence of their public position, either formally or informally, to secure authorization of a grant or contract for that organization from the foundation. This includes a bar upon the foundation board member's participation in any issue relating to the grant or contract after it is entered into, such as a dispute regarding, or modification to, the terms of the grant or contract.

(E) Foundation board members who serve as an employee of an organization that receives a grant or contract are prohibited from receiving a pecuniary advantage, gain or benefit directly from the grant or contract proceeds.

(F) Foundation board members are required to abstain from participation in any decision-making process involving grant proposals from an organization that employs a member of the immediate family of a foundation board member; or with which a member of the immediate family of a foundation board member is otherwise directly affiliated.

(G) Foundation board members may not authorize, or in any way use their position to secure approval of a foundation contract or grant in which their family members, or their business associates, have an interest.

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Rule promulgated under: RC 119.03
Rule authorized by: RC 183.07
Rule amplifies: RC 183.07
R.C. 119.032 Review Dates: 01/18/2008