How do I report a violation or inquiry to the Board of Ethics?

All complaints,  requests for advisory opinions or any other inquiries by the public, County employees or appointees must be in writing and be signed

In accordance with the Code of Ethics, no verbal or anonymous requests or complaints will be considered by the Board of Ethics and no action will be taken to follow up on such matters. 

All requests for advisory opinions and other inquiries by County employees or appointees shall be fully explained in writing and signed. 

All written and signed complaints of potential violations of the County’s Code of Ethics, shall be filed on a Complaint Form and contain as much detail as possible.

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1. What is the Board of Ethics?
2. What are the requirements to be a board member?
3. Who are the current members of the Board?
4. Are the Board meetings open to the public?
5. Who can report a violation of the Ethics and Disclosure Local Law?
6. How do I report a violation or inquiry to the Board of Ethics?
7. Will my inquiry/report of violation be kept confidential?
8. What is a gift or “financial benefit”?
9. What is confidential information and can county employees and officers disclose such information?
10. What is a conflict of interest?
11. May County employees and officers seek or accept private employment?
12. What do I do if I am not sure if working a part time job creates a conflict or impairs the proper discharge of my official duties?
13. Are there restrictions on future employment?
14. Are there any exceptions to this rule?
15. What are the penalties for violating the Ethics and Disclosure Local Law Ethics?
16. Who must file a Financial Disclosure Statement?
17. Where can I find a Financial Disclosure Statement form?
18. When do I need to file?
19. Where do I send my Financial Disclosure Statement?
20. Will there be any training?
21. Is my Financial Disclosure Statement subject to the Freedom Of Information Law (FOIL)?