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.
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?
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.