Sometimes a member of the community might offer a staff member a gift or other benefit. This might be as a genuine thank you for a job well done, or, with ulterior motives in an attempt to influence their decision making.

While Council policy has always suported the following position, now the law also requires that any benefit must be refused if:

  • It is given in an attempt to influence, or
  • If receiving it would, in the mind of a reasonable person, be perceived that it would prevent the receiver's ability to act impartially.

Council's Code of Conduct for Council Employees assists our Employees to understand what, if any, gift and benefit is appropriate to receive and when it is appropriate to do so, while they act on behalf of the District Council of Elliston.

When it is appropriate for a gift or benefit to be received, that item will be entered into the Council Employees' Gifts and Benefits Register. In pursuit of the principle of open and transparent government, the Register will be publicly available.

Employees' Gifts and Benefits Register: 1 July 2019 - 30 June 2020

Name   of Employee

Date   Given or Received

Name   of Donor

Description   of Gift or Benefit

Value

$

Reason for Offer and Acceptance

Tim Mills2 January 2020Martin's2 x boxes of honey100Goodwill - passed on to Council property

Elliston Outdoor Staff

12 December 2019

SA Tractors

5 x Jackets

$500

Case promotion

Sean Monaghan

10 December 2019

Greg Sezun

Cash reward

$50

Donated to Elliston Kindy

      

Employees' Gifts and Benefits Register: 1 July 2018 - 30 June 2019

Name   of Employee

Date   Given or Received

Name   of Donor

Description   of Gift or Benefit

Value

$

Reason for Offer and Acceptance

Elliston Outdoor Staff

19 July 2018

Unknown

Carton of Beer

N/A

Helping out visitor to the area

Council staff

20 December 2018

Murray Pest and Weed Control

Gift basket

$100

Collaborators in projects - Christmas Present

Phil Cameron

1 March 2019

CUB

Hospitality Tent, Port Lincoln Races

N/A

Networking

Employees' Gifts and Benefits Register: 1 July 2017 - 30 June 2018

Name   of Employee

Date   Given or Received

Name   of Donor

Description   of Gift or Benefit

Value

$

Reason for Offer and Acceptance

George Karzis

17-20 June 2018

Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

Flights and accommodation

N/A

Travel to canberra to accept national award

Philip Cameron

17-20 June 2018

Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

Flights and accommodation

N/A

Travel to Canberra to accept national award

Philip Cameron

17/3/18

RDAWEP

Storage of caravan in RDAWEP shed at the Cleve Field Day site

N/A

Available

George Karzis

30/4/18

Brendan Murray, Norman Waterhouse Lawyers

Bottle of 2014 Villa Calcinaia Chianti

$25.00

Rude not to

Arthur Johnstone

12/5/18

Austral Bricks

Viewing area at MCG. Non serviced viewing box

Unknown

Meet up with friends at football game