Ethics Notice for Officials and Employees

Download Notice of Ethics Requirements

Under Ethics Law, Article 8, § 3-24, all officials and employees are required to review and sign the Notice of Ethics Requirements.  After signing the Ethics Notice, officials and employees must return it to their HR representative, who will then sign the form and send it to the Ethics Board for filing. 

The Notice of Ethics Requirements outlines which additional ethics requirements may apply to officials and employees. In addition to completing the the Ethics Notice, you may also review the information below to determine which ethics requirements apply to you. If you are unsure about your ethics requirements, speak with your HR coordinator or appointing authority and/or consult the Ethics Board. 

Overview of Additional Ethics Requirements

Financial Disclosure Statement

Many officials and employees are required to file financial disclosure statements. To determine if you are required to file a financial disclosure statement, review § 7-7, § 7-8 and § 7-9 of the Ethics Law, which lists the City positions that have a filing requirement, and/or contact the Ethics Board. Additionally, you may consult your HR coordinator regarding your agency's filing requirements.

Click here to learn more about the financial disclosure form and filing process.

Conflicts Affidavit

All City "officials" are required to complete a conflicts affidavit within 6 months of beginning employment, attesting that they understand the Ethics Law's conflict of interest provisions and that that they are not in violation of them. To determine if you are a City "official," review § 2-21 of the Ethics Law and/or contact the Ethics Board. 

To learn more about the Ethics Law's conflict of interest provisions and to download the conflicts affidavit form, click here.

Ethics Training

If you are a City "official," you are required to take an Ethics training provided by the Ethics Board within 6 months of beginning employment. To determine if you are a City "official," review § 2-21 of the Ethics Law and/or contact the Ethics Board.  Additionally, consult your HR coordinator regarding your agency's training requirements; agencies may require additional employees to take an Ethics training. 

Click here to learn more about the course and to enroll in an upcoming session.