THE OFFICE OF THE INTEGRITY COMMISSION - Grenada W.I
GIFT REGISTRY: CIRCULAR 1
What is a Gift Registry for the Public Service?
A Gift Registry can be defined as a record of gifts received by or given to employees, organizations or individuals in the Public Service.
The Integrity in Public Life Act No. 24 of 2013 Section 45, Sub-section (1) states “A person in public life shall not accept any gift or reward from any person.”
Notwithstanding, a person in public life may accept a gift or reward, in certain circumstances, it is for this very reason that a Gift Registry is established, so that Public Officials may be guided.
What is the purpose of a Gift Registry?
The Gift Registry sets out our responsibilities in observing and upholding our national, legal and policy positions on bribery and corruption;
The acceptance of gifts or gratification creates a conflict of interest between an employee’s private interests and their public duty;
The creation of a Gift Registry ensures that the integrity and responsibilities of persons in public life are not compromised or perceived to be compromised; in other words, it acts as a deterrent;
As part of the Risk Management Regime with respect to changes in practices or procedures which may be necessary to reduce the occurrence of corrupt practices.