Date : 30 September 2013
To : The Xavier School Nuvali Community
From : Office of the School President
Subject : “No Gifts, No Commission” Policy
We would like to remind you of the “No Gifts, No Commission” Policy of the school. As you know, the purpose of this policy is to safeguard the integrity and dignity of our faculty and staff.
In line with this, please take note of the following guidelines:
(a) In lieu of personal gifts (i.e. gifts for individual teachers and staff), gifts intended for communal use are preferred.
(b) Personal tokens of appreciation are acceptable. These tokens, to be distinguished from gifts, are defined as “small, simple, and inexpensive” expressions of appreciation, such as cards, food items, etc.
(c) Faculty and staff are encouraged to continue the practice of surrendering whatever personal gifts they may receive to the Unit Head so that these can be returned to the sender. If for some reason, this is not possible, the gift/s will be raffled off to the UNIT.
We wish to reiterate that this policy is being implemented with the objective of maintaining a spirit of openness and integrity in the school. We entrust its particular implementation to your discernment and judgment.
Thank you for your usual cooperation.
Fr. Aristotle C.Dy, S.J.