Considering the details of duties performed, the relationship between the two parties, etc., it is reasonable to view that the said members of the division and the division head are related to each other in terms of duties performed. Public servant, etc., are prohibited from accepting money, goods, etc., from any duty-related party in principle, but a gift within the ceiling monetary value (KRW 50,000 for gifts and KRW 100,000 for agricultural and fishery products pursuant to Article 2 (1) 1 of the Agricultural and Fishery Product Quality Control Act and for processed agricultural and fishery products pursuant to Article 2 (1) 13 of the same Act) offered for the purpose of facilitating duties performed, promoting friendship, or following formalities may be permitted (Article 8 (3) 2 of the said Act and Attached Table 1 of the Enforcement Decree of the said Act).
Whether a case fulfills the purpose of facilitating the performance of such duties, promoting friendship, or following formalities should be determined by comprehensively examining the nature of the relationship between the two parties (whether the two have a personal friendship), the exact account and time of the exchange of such a gift, how closely the two parties are related in terms of duties, and whether the exchange of such a gift may compromise impartiality in duties performed. When the two parties are too closely related to each other in terms of duties and interest (i.e. during the periods of personnel reshuffling, performance assessment, etc.), the case may not be recognized as fulfilling the foregoing purposes.
Also, when multiple people make contributions under mutual consent to offer money, goods, etc., the total amount of contributions combined should be within the ceiling monetary value specified in acts and subordinate statutes.