Anuvia Prevention and Recovery Center: Conflict of Interest Policy

Anuvia staff strictly adhere to our Conflict of Interest Policy. What that means for you is you can be sure that our employees seek to only further the mission of Anuvia, which is to help our community become a better place and to help you achieve your goals.

The Conflict of Interest Policy includes:

  • Agency officers and staff persons are obligated to always act in the best interest of the organization. This obligation requires that any employee, in the performance of agency duties, seek only the furtherance of the agency mission. At all times, employees are prohibited from using their position as an officer, job title, the organization’s name, or property for private profit or benefit.
  • The officers, employees, or agents or the agency should neither solicit nor accept gratuities, favors, or anything of monetary value from contractors/vendors. This is not intended to preclude bona-fide agency fund raising activities.
  • No officer, employee, or agent of the agency shall participate in the selection, award, or administration of a purchase or contract with a vendor where, to his knowledge, any of the following has a financial interest in that purchase or contract:
    • The officer, employee, or agent;
    • Any member of their immediate family;
    • Their partner;
    • An organization in which any of the above is an officer, director, or employee;
    • A person or organization with whom any of the above individuals is negotiating or has any arrangement concerning prospective employment.
  • Any possible conflict of interest shall be disclosed by the person(s) concerned. An officer will disclose this possible conflict of interest to the Chair of the Board of Directors and a staff member will disclose this possible conflict of interest to the Executive Director.
  • When a conflict of interest is relevant to a matter requiring action by the Board of Directors, the interested person(s) shall call it to the attention of the Board of Directors and said person(s) shall not vote on the matter. In addition, the person(s) shall not participate in the final deliberation or decision regarding the matter under consideration and shall retire from the room during the vote of the Board of Directors. When there is a doubt as to whether a conflict exists, the matter shall be resolved by vote of the Board of Directors, excluding the person(s) concerning whose situation the doubt has arisen.
  • The official minutes of the Board of Directors shall reflect that the conflict of interest was disclosed and the interested person(s) was (were) not present during the final discussion or vote and did not vote on the matter.
  • The Executive Director will insure that staff members who report conflicts of interest or staff members that are identified by other means that may be involved in conflicts of interest are excluded from decision making or other work related activity that is inappropriate in relation to the conflict of interest or potential conflict of interest. The Executive Director will maintain documentation regarding the resolution of conflicts of interest involving staff members.
  • The Anuvia conflict of interest policy will be available to the public.