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Article IV. Fiduciary Duty
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To avoid using governmental positions to serve their own personal, financial, or business interests, elected officials shall:

(A) Not participate in governmental or management decisions in which they have a business, financial, or professional interest outside of the Tribe which they represent.

(B) No elected official shall accept or receive any benefit, income, favor or other form of compensation for performing the official duties of their office or employment, beyond the amount or value which is authorized and received in their official capacity for performing such duties.

(C) Not solicit, or offer anything of value in the course of business dealings.

(D) Avoid using the Tribe’s resources for their own personal, financial, or business interests. Elected officials shall utilize authorized employees and staff only for the official purposes for which they are employed or otherwise retained.

(E) No elected official, however, shall accept any benefit, income, favor or other form of compensation for the performance of the duties of any other office or employment not actually performed or for which such official or employee is not otherwise properly authorized or entitled to receive.

(F) Strictly prohibit kickbacks, bribes, rebates or any kind of benefits intended to induce business benefits.

(G) Report reimbursable expenses accurately and to only one (1) source; and avoid receiving any financial gain as a result of business travel or entertainment.

(H) Elected officials shall not:

(1) Use supplies and services in a manner that creates waste or abuse. Elected officials must be responsible and accountable for the proper use of all Tribal property and equipment entrusted in their care.

(2) Use any property of the Karuk Tribe or any other public property of any kind for other than as authorized and approved for official purposes and activities. Such persons shall properly protect and conserve all such property, equipment and supplies which are so entrusted, assigned or issued to them.

(I) Elected officials shall not engage in transactions that will provide them an economic advantage due to information received through their public office or employment, and such officials shall not acquire any property or other economic interest when doing so that will substantially affect or influence the performance of their official actions or duties. [Res. 10-R-074 § 401, 7/1/2010.]