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RULE §61.106 Relationship of Private Organizations to DADS and Employees of DADS

Published: 2015

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Volunteer Services Councils.
  (1) The state supported living center director and
community relations director are nonvoting members of the VSC board
and executive committee.
  (2) The community relations director may make expenditures
of up to $300 on behalf of the VSC for the benefit of consumers.
  (3) The community relations department may process
and issue receipts for donations to the VSC.
  (4) No employee may sign a VSC check or use a VSC debit
or credit card.
  (5) The community relations department may maintain
a VSC petty cash fund of up to $300 to be used for the benefit of
    (A) The community relations director must appoint a
primary and alternate custodian for the VSC petty cash fund.
    (B) The primary custodian of the petty cash fund is
responsible for maintaining receipts and accurate documentation of
all funds disbursed and for furnishing this documentation to the treasurer
of the VSC.
    (C) An officer of the VSC, or an employee outside of
the community relations department, must reconcile the petty cash
fund at least once every two months.
  (6) DADS may provide the following items of support
for the VSC:
    (A) office space;
    (B) fund-raising assistance;
    (C) annual training for volunteers, board members,
and officers;
    (D) clerical and administrative services; and
    (E) assistance in the coordination of activities.
  (7) Funds generated by the VSC may be used only for:
    (A) the needs of consumers;
    (B) the enhancement of state supported living center
    (C) recognition and education projects;
    (D) new initiatives that improve the quality of life
for consumers; and
    (E) other legitimate expenses.
  (8) Funds generated by the VSC must not be used for:
    (A) recognition events, receptions, or gifts for a
    (B) recognition events, receptions, or gifts for an
employee that are not part of an established award program;
    (C) political contributions or lobbying efforts;
    (D) alcoholic beverages, unless used at a fund-raising
    (E) loans, including travel advances;
    (F) operating programs, or contracting for programs
on behalf of DADS;
    (G) cash awards or salary supplementation for employees;
    (H) other purposes determined by DADS to be unethical,
unlawful, or inappropriate.
  (9) The VSC must not hold funds on behalf of employees
for non-VSC-sponsored events.
  (10) All funds donated to the VSC remain the property
of the VSC until DADS accepts them.

Source Note: The provisions of this §61.106 adopted to be effective March 15, 2007, 32 TexReg 1327; amended to be effective May 18, 2014, 39 TexReg 3713