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Office: (631) 854-0022

Fax: (631) 854-0028

Mailing Address:
335 Yaphank Avenue
Yaphank, NY 11980

Location:
Sunrise Business Center
3500 Sunrise Highway
Great River, New York 11739

Press Contact: John Gross, Esq., (631) 261-8834

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Ethics Notes

ETHICS NOTES

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Meetings and Events

SCBE: Notice of Public Meeting to be held at 9:30 a.m.

Where

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When

07.19.2017

Time

9:30 AM

Overview

Notice is hereby given that the Suffolk County Board of Ethics will convene a public meeting in the office of the Board of Ethics.
Pursuant to the Citizens Participation Act, all interested persons are invited to submit testimony, either orally or in writing, at the meeting.

Description

Our office is located in the Sunrise Business Center at 3500 Sunrise Highway, Great River, New York 11739.  Please enter through the Building 300 Main Entrance.

Please contact our office if you have any questions.

Category

Board of Ethics
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Welcome

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

Linda A. Spahr, Esq., Chair (click here to view appointing Resolution)

Richard F. Halverson, Ph. D., Vice Chair (click here to view appointing Resolution)

Dennis O'Doherty (click here to view appointing Resolution)

Anthony Parlatore, Esq. (click here to view appointing Resolution)

Eric A. Kopp (click here to view appointing Resolution)

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)

Code of Ethics Plain Language Booklet

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

Click here for the Code of Ethics Plain Language 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."

Note:  Booklets are available in hard copy upon request.