Suffolk County Board of Ethics

The Suffolk County Board of Ethics was established pursuant to Local Law No. 56-2011, which became effective in March 2012.  The Board was fully formed in the summer of 2012 and has established its' office in Yaphank.

Board of Ethics
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Executive Director
Samantha Segal, Esq.

Office: (631) 852-4038

Fax: (631) 852-4041

Address:
335 Yaphank Avenue
Yaphank, NY 11980

Office Location:
Our office is located in the back of the Department of Public Works Building at the above address.  To access it, please park in the parking lot behind the building, follow the sidewalk that leads to the center of the building half way up to our entrance.

 

ETHICS NOTES

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MISSION STATEMENT

The Mission of the Suffolk County Board of Ethics is to practice and promote ethical literacy and conduct in government through training, transparency, and trust.  In order to accomplish the Mission, the Suffolk County Board of Ethics shall maintain confidentiality, adhere to its own Code of Ethics, engage in outreach and training of public officials and employees, and recommend new laws to advance the Mission of ethical compliance.

 

MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF ETHICS

Robin L. Long, Esq., Chair

Linda A. Spahr, Esq., Vice Chair

Richard F. Halverson, Ph. D.

Dennis O'Doherty

Heather M. Palmore, Esq.

 

POWER AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE BOARD OF ETHICS 

Article XXX of the Suffolk County Charter vests in the Board of Ethics the authority and responsibility to:

1)    Provide ethics training and education to Suffolk County’s public servants;

2)    Render advisory opinions to Suffolk County’s public servants on ethics and conflicts of interest issues;

3)    Make financial disclosure statement forms available to persons required to file pursuant to Chapter 77, Article 2 of the Suffolk County Code, and review such statements; and

4)    Conduct investigations and hearings to determine if ethics violations have occurred and to impose penalties as authorized by local law.

 

The Administrative laws governing the Board of Ethics are found at Article XXX of the Administrative Code of Suffolk County.

The Suffolk County Code of Ethics is found at Chapter 77, Part I, Article I of the Suffolk County Code

The Financial Disclosure Law is found at Chapter 77, Part I, Article II of the Suffolk County Code.

 

ETHICS AND ACCOUNTABILITY

 

Code of Ethics Booklet

Click here for the Code of Ethics Booklet in letter size format (8 ½ x 11)

Click here for the Code of Ethics Booklet in foldable booklet format (5 ½ x 8 ½) 

 

Printing Directions:

 To print a foldable booklet, click on the link above to open the foldable booklet format. Then, click on the Printer Icon, or "Print file," at the bottom of the screen.  A window will open with printing options. You must choose to "print on both sides of paper" and "flip on short edge," select the Orientation: "Landscape," and then click "Print."

 

 

AGENDAS AND MINUTES

 

Click "More" in the left corner for the Board's Agendas and Minutes.