Could be detrimental to the government's interest in acquisition activities.
Offends ethical business standards.
(3) Reflects upon the honesty or integrity of contractors or government
personnel in their relationship with contractors.
May be fraudulent or criminal in nature.
b. Prompt Reporting. It is the responsibility of food inspection personnel to
report promptly all information and suspicions concerning such conduct, whether in
connection with public contracts or not. Prompt reporting is of extreme importance and
cannot be overemphasized.
Personnel should utilize good judgment in these matters.
4-24. TYPES OF CONDUCT TO BE REPORTED
Examples of types of conduct which should be reported would include, but not
necessarily be limited to, the following:
a. Threats. Any conduct intended to influence, intimidate, coerce, or otherwise
interfere improperly with military food inspectors. Such conduct may include harassment
or verbal threats of bodily harm.
b. Substitution of Product. Any intentional substitution of supplies after a lot
has (or lots have) been offered to the government.
c. Deception. Any intentional falsification, concealment, or cover-up of a material
fact by a trick or a scheme or any intentionally false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or
d. Stealing or Vandalism. Any unlawful taking of, abuse of, or misuse of
e. Security Violations. Unauthorized possession or use of government
food inspection stamps.
f. Miscellaneous. Any other conduct of a serious, compelling nature affecting
the interests of the government in acquisition activities.
g. Contractor Irresponsibility. Any offense by a government contractor which
indicates a lack of business integrity or business honesty and which seriously and directly
questions the contractor's responsibility. Examples include embezzlement, theft, forgery,
bribery, falsification or destruction of records, or receiving stolen property.