Are there any exceptions to this rule?

Yes. This restriction may be waived by the OCBE upon a finding, based upon clear and convincing evidence, that an appropriator, negotiating or contracting person, on behalf of the County, had no direct involvement with the selection of the contractor or that the involvement was limited to issuing an approval of or appropriation for a recommended contractor that the approver or appropriator was not otherwise involved with the selection.

A Waiver Form, which is available on the OCBE’s website, should be filed by the County officer or employee prior to accepting future employment to ensure there is no conflict of interest.

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1. What is the Board of Ethics ("OCBE")?
2. What are the requirements to be an OCBE member?
3. Who are the current members of the OCBE?
4. Are the Board meetings open to the public?
5. Who can report a violation of the County Ethics Law?
6. How do I report a violation or inquiry to the OCBE?
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. Can 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 COUNTY ETHICS LAW?
16. Who must file an Annual Statement of Financial Disclosure Form?
17. Where can I find a Disclosure form?
18. When do I need to file?
19. Where do I send my Disclosure Form?
20. Is my Disclosure Form subject to the New York State Freedom Of Information Law ("FOIL")?