Human Resources - Sample Letter for Supervisor Notifying State Ethics Commission of Future Receipt Gift Valued at $50 or more


Kathleen K. Vella, Esq.
Associate General Counsel
Office of State Ethics
18-20 Trinity Street
Hartford, CT  06106-1660

Dear Attorney Vella:

Please be advised that I plan to authorize the acceptance of a gift to the State in excess of $50.00 from a company called _________________________ which is seeking to do business with/doing business with _________ (name of university ).  This gift would be comprised of __________________________ (e.g., items, lodging, meals or transportation).  This gift will incidentally benefit a member/members of the university’s faculty/staff. The purpose of the gift will be to _____________________________________.

I hereby certify, as the supervisor of the faculty/staff members who will benefit incidentally from this gift, that this gift will facilitate the university’s educational mission.  This gift to the State will also comply with the requirements of Connecticut General Statutes §1-79(e)(5), since it will be comprised of goods and services provided to the State to support participation by state employees in  _______________________ that will facilitate the university’s educational mission.  ________ (name of university) sanctions the future receipt of this gift to the state.

Yours sincerely,

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