Originally Posted by b1os
I'm sorry man. Definitely better ways to spend money on than 60$ glasses (for the beginning at least). You'll have to pay for it all, right?
I only have to pay for it if it comes from a lobbyist, which these thankfully didn't. There are a few other gifts that did come from lobbyists that I have to pay for. Which is tedious. I have to find out if it was on sale, if it was, I have to pay full price. I managed to return two of them, but sent out checks for the other two.
The rules are ridiculous, but given that I'm responsible for enforcing the rules at my Agency, I have to follow the law to the letter. I also have to report any gift from a non-relative (at the time the gift was given
) that is valued at over $100. A pain in the ass, but it does help reduce blatant corruption among public officials.