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Public Agency Ethics Law Compliance Checklist

Ethics Law Compliance Best Practices

How can a local agency official minimize the likelihood that his or her agency will experience an ethics scandal? This checklist can help. It offers a series of questions agency officials can ask themselves to make sure the agency has practices in place designed to maximize compliance with a wide variety of ethics-related laws.

 The checklist covers such issues as use of public resources, financial practices, procurement issues, hiring, appointments and staff relations, decision-making issues and incentives for speaking truth to power. The guide also explains what the federal enforcement authorities look for in an ethics compliance program.

The Institute is very grateful to the law firm of Best, Best and Krieger for its financial support of this resource. 

This publication is an online resource only.

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