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(A) Conflict of interest. It shall be unethical for any county employee to participate directly or indirectly in a procurement contract when the county employee knows that:
(1) The county employee or any member of the county employee’s immediate family has a financial interest pertaining to the procurement contract; or
(2) Any other person, business or organization with whom the county employee or any member of a county employee’s immediate family is negotiating or has an agreement concerning prospective employment is involved in the procurement contract.
(B) Financial interest in a blind trust. A county employee or any member of a county employee’s immediate family who holds a financial interest in a disclosed blind trust shall not be deemed to have a conflict of interest with regard to matters pertaining to that financial interest.
(C) Discovery of actual or potential conflict of interest, disqualification and waiver. Upon discovery of an actual or potential conflict of interest, an employee shall promptly file a written statement of disqualification and shall withdraw from further participation in the transaction involved. The employee may, at the same time, apply for an advisory opinion as to what further participation, if any, the employee may have in the transaction pursuant to § 41.172.
(1980 Code, § 41.133) (Ord. 08-461, passed 11-20-2008)