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  1. Best Practices from the Book "Local Government Ethics Programs"

    ... The second edition of the resource book Local Government Ethics Programs will be put up on the City Ethics website in the next few days. It is updated, improved, and expanded. One ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2013-06-20 08:35 - 0 comments

  2. Book Excerpt 2: A Checklist of Ethics Commission Activities

    ... the most useful sections of my new book Local Government Ethics Programs . Summer is upon us, and most ethics commissions that do not have a case before them do not meet. In fact, ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2018-12-19 17:18 - 0 comments

  3. Ethics Code ≠ Ethics Program

    ... can never be said too often that the quality of a government ethics code is meaningless. What matters is how the ethics program actually works. Take Bridgeport, CT for example. It is the ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2018-12-19 17:18 - 2 comments

  4. Houston Ethics Reform II: The Ethics Provisions

    There are several problems with Houston's new ethics provisions, in addition to what I pointed out in my last blog post. Some of them are typical, some of them are unusual. The ethics reform ordinance is attached; see below; the old ethics ordinance can ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2018-12-19 17:18 - 0 comments

  5. Local Government Ethics Programs in a Nutshell

    A 27-page Introduction to Local Government Ethics! Government ethics is one of the most misunderstood topics among local government officials ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2015-04-20 12:05 - 3 comments

  6. Bridging the Gulf Between Administrative and Government Ethics

    ... I have done a poor job in this blog covering administrative ethics, that is, the field of study involving the professional conduct of public administrators. Writers on administrative ethics have done a poor job of covering government ethics, that is, the field ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2018-12-19 17:18 - 0 comments

  7. Independent Non-Sitting Ethics Panels in Georgia

    I'm a big supporter of making ethics commissions independent of those over whom they have jurisdiction. ... County, Georgia have come up with an interesting approach to ethics commission independence that has one good point and several bad points. The recent amendments to the Forsyth County ethics code ( the ethics provisions are here ) were modeled after ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2018-12-19 17:18 - 0 comments

  8. OHIO

    Ethics Contact Person: David Freel , Executive Director, Ohio Ethics Commission (COGEL Member) Address: Ohio Ethics Commission 8 East Long Street, 10 th Floor Columbus, ...

    donmc - 2005-08-29 10:24 - 0 comments


    Synopsis of State Ethics Program: The Wisconsin Ethics Board is made up of 6 non-partisan members. The Board's executive director manages the daily administration of the Ethics Code for local officials and the Ethics Code for state officials,and ...

    donmc - 2011-12-06 19:13

  10. Gwinnett County Ethics Reform III - County Officials' Response to Ethics Recommendations

    This third of three posts on ethics reform in Gwinnett County, Georgia looks at the county officials' ... that is, the addition of three areas to their ethics program:  ethics training, lobbying rules, and a permanent ethics commission. The ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2018-12-19 17:18 - 1 comment