GIFTS AND GRATUITIES
With the arrival of the holiday season, we
feel this is an appropriate time to remind each of
you of the provisions of law related to the offering
or acceptance of gifts and gratuities where Government
employees are involved.
While gift-giving is often considered synonymous
with this holiday period, a gift offered to an ATF
employee, regardless of the intent, may not be accepted.
Any such exchange could violate the terms of 18 U.S.C.
(Section 201) by the giver as well as the recipient.
Your cooperation in this matter will avoid any
possible embarrassment to both parties when a gift
offered must be turned down.