Category:107 Legal Relations and Responsibility to the Public
Contractors and MoDOT employees enjoy many opportunities for occupational expression and also have a number of responsibilities to ensure these opportunities continue.
Contractor legal relations to MoDOT and responsibility to the public is detailed in Sec 107. MoDOT employee responsibilities are discussed in many articles such as 237.12 Communication with the Public, 643.1 Utilities - Status and Libaility Acceptance and 460 General Requirements for Bituminous Construction.
Absolute integrity of all department personnel is essential if public confidence in MoDOT is to be maintained so this article provides construction inspection guidelines for employee transportation. MoDOT employees are also to be aware of the provisions of the Hatch Act, a federal law concerning political activity.
Construction Inspection Guidelines for Sec 107
Refer to Sec 107 for MoDOT’s specifications.
Absolute integrity of all department personnel is essential if public confidence in MoDOT is to be maintained. Integrity must rule everything that touches a person's job performance: resourcefulness, decision, adaptability, stability, forcefulness, moral courage and tenacity. It is not desirable for department personnel to engage in outside work. They may, however, do so providing it does not interfere with their department job and does not involve work or business with or for firms and persons or agencies doing business with MoDOT.
No one in the department whose job involves negotiating, approving or administering any contract or transaction on behalf of MoDOT may have any financial or personal interest, either directly or indirectly, in the case.
No employee may use MoDOT equipment for personal business. MoDOT property (tools, equipment, vehicles, etc.) that is offered for sale by the department may be purchased by MoDOT employees if sold by either a public auction or sealed bid sale open to the general public.
The solicitation or acceptance of a cash loan by a department employee from any contractor or contractor's representative doing business with the department is an example of serious conflict of interest. Any dishonesty or serious conflict of interest will result in immediate dismissal of the person or persons involved.