The Institute offers a number of resources to help local officials and their staff comply with California’s requirement (sometimes referred to as “AB 1234″) that local officials periodically refresh their knowledge of public service ethics laws and principles.
The purpose of this training is to alert local officials to the extensive array of laws that apply to public service, as well as the unique ethical obligations public servants have.
The Institute offers two, one-hour self-study exercises as an option for local officials to satisfy AB 1234 requirements. The self-study materials can also be used to make up for time missed at in-person sessions if the official either arrived late or left early.
Each exercise segment costs $25 and may take up to four weeks to process.
What do local officials need to do to comply with California’s requirements (sometimes referred to as “AB 1234″ after the legislation that created them) for biennial ethics training for specified local officials?
The Institute offers onsite training to local officials at conferences, regional meetings and at individual local agencies. Proceeds from such training support the Institute’s work in public service ethics.
State law (Government Code Section 53235(f)) requires local agencies to advise local officials subject to California’s ethics education requirements about their compliance options at least once annually.