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Click on the Image of the Code of Ethics Booklet above for the Code of Ethics Booklet.

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Click this link for Chapter 77. Ethics and Accountability

 

"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."

Advisory Opinions 2016 - 2017

Rendered Advisory Opinions 2016 - 2017
AO Number  Section of Law  Subject Matter
AO-2016-1 §77-3(C), §77-3(E), §77-3(F), §77-5(G) Misuse of official position/office, gifts, raffles and door prizes, elected official exemption, complimentary ticket to charitable event.
AO-2016-2 §77-3(B), §77-3(H) Conflict with proper discharge of duties, appearance before County agency.
AO-2016-7 §77-2(A), §77-2(B), §77-4 Prohibited interests in firms doing business with the County, misuse of official position, prohibition on dual office-holding.
AO-2016-8 §77-3(B), §77-3(C), §77-3(D) Conflict with proper discharge of duties, misuse of official position/office, confidential information.
AO-2016-8 Clarification §77-3(B), §77-3(C), §77-3(D), §77-9(B) Conflict with proper discharge of duties, misuse of official position/office, confidential information, penalties for offenses.
AO-2016-9 §77-2(B), §77-3(H) Employee ownership interest in a firm, appearance before County agency.
AO-2016-10 §77-3(B) Conflict with proper discharge of duties.
AO-2016-12 §77-3(E), §77-3(F), §77-5(G) Gifts, raffles and door prizes, elected official exemption, complimentary ticket to charitable event.
AO-2016-13 §77-2(A), §77-2(B), §77-4 Prohibited interests in firms doing business with the County, misuse of official position, prohibition on dual office-holding. 
 AO-2016-14 §77-3(K) Prohibition on compelling, inducing or requesting contributions.
 AO-2016-15 §77-3(B) Conflict of proper discharge of duties.
 AO-2016-16 §77-2(A), §77-2(B), §77-4 Prohibited interests in firms doing business with the County, misuse of official position, prohibition on dual office-holding.
 AO-2016-17 §77-3(B) Conflict of proper discharge of duties.
AO-2016-19 §77-3(C), §77-5(B) Misuse of official position/office, accepting or receiving any County benefit available generally.
 AO-2016-20 §77-6(A), §77-6(B), §77-6(I) Prohibition on soliciting, negotiating, or accepting employment, two year post-employment restriction, ministerial matters.
AO-2016-22 §77-3(C), §77-3(H) Misuse of official position/office, appearance before County agency.
 AO-2016-23 §77-3(C), §77-7 Misuse of official position/office, recusal and disclosure.
AO-2016-24 §77-3(B), §77-3(C), §77-3(I), §77-4(A), §77-5(B), §77-5(D) Conflict of proper discharge of duties, misuse of official position/office, appearance as an attorney or counsel against the interests of the county, prohibition on dual officer holding, accepting or receiving any County benefit available generally, acting for any not-for-profit which has business dealings with the County.
AO-2016-25 §77-3(C), §77-3(H) Misuse of official position/office, appearance before County agency.
 AO-2016-26 §77-3(C), §77-3(H) Misuse of official position/office, appearance before County agency.
 AO-2016-27 §77-2(A), §77-2(B), §77-2(C), §77-2(D), §77-3(C), §77-7 Prohibited interests in firms doing business with the County, misuse of official position, prohibited ownership interest acquired prior to County service, disclosure of ownership interest, misuse of official position/office, recusal and disclosure.

AO-2017-1

§77-2(A), §77-2(B), §77-3(B), §77-3(C), §77-3(D), §77-7 Prohibited interests in firms doing business with the County, misuse of official position, conflict of proper discharge of duties, misuse of official position/office, confidential information, recusal and disclosure.

AO-2017-2 

§77-2(B), §77-3(C), §77-7 Misuse of official position, misuse of official position/office, recusal and disclosure.
AO-2017-3 §77-2(B), §77-2(E) Misuse of official position, disclosure of ownership interest.
AO-2017-4 §77-6(B), §77-6(I) Two year post-employment restriction, ministerial matters.
 AO-2017-5 §77-3(C), §77-3(H)
Misuse of official position/office, appearance before  County agency.
 AO-2017-6 §77-3(C), §77-3(E), §77-3(F), §77-5(G)
Misuse of official position/office, raffles and door prizes, elected official exemption, complimentary ticket to charitable event.

Advisory Opinions 2012 - 2015

Rendered Advisory Opinions

 

Click "More" to the lower left for a table of the Board's 2012 - 2015 Advisory Opinions.