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Board of
Ethics

Samantha Segal, Esq.

Executive Director

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

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 Great River.

Our Mission

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.

Board of Ethics Calendar

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

  • 12/18/2019 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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SCBE: Notice of Public Meeting to be held at 9:30 a.m.

  • 12/4/2019 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Number of views: 411
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SCBE: Notice of Public Meeting to be held at 9:30 a.m.

  • 11/20/2019 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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Information

MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF ETHICS

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

Linda A. Spahr, Esq., 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)

David Bekofsky (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.

Suffolk County Government

H. Lee Dennison Bldg

100 Veterans Memorial Hwy
P.O. Box 6100
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Riverhead County Center

County Road 51
Riverhead, NY 11901