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1 Ethics Pledge Briefing Meeting with the Labor Unions March 21, 2012

2 Meeting with Labor Representatives I. Welcome and Introductions II. Purpose III. About the Pledge A.Reasons for Requiring the Pledge B.Broad Overview and Explanation of the Pledge C.General Information i.The Role of the Ethics Officer ii.Training iii.Deadlines IV. Questions and Answers Meeting with the Labor Unions March 21, 2012

3 Ethics Pledge – Purpose The purpose of the D.C. Employee Ethics Pledge is to ensure all D.C. Government employees understand that they are public servants, entrusted with working for the common good of our city and its residents. As public servants, they have been given access to information and resources for one purpose: To serve the government and citizens of the District of Columbia. Meeting with the Labor Unions March 21, 2012

4 Ethics Pledge – About the Pledge Reason for requiring the Pledge: To ensure employees are knowledgeable of and pledge to abide by their ethical responsibilities under the law. While there is no penalty if an employee disagrees with the pledge, or refuses to sign, each provision of the pledge is supported by a corresponding Federal or D.C. statute, which itself carries administrative, civil and/or criminal penalties for violations. Meeting with the Labor Unions March 21, 2012

5 Ethics Pledge – Examples Avoid representational conflicts of interest. An employee must not use his/her official position or office to obtain financial gain for: Him/herself Immediate family Associates Avoid gifts, payments from interested parties. Gifts include: Tips, loans, favors, entertainment, presents, or anything else of value Act impartially. Give preferential treatment to anyone Promote on the basis of family or relative Appoint, employee, promote, or advance any “relative” to a position Meeting with the Labor Unions March 21, 2012

6 Ethics Pledge Suggested Conflict of Interest Remedies Disclose Recusal Reassign Divest Meeting with the Labor Unions March 21, 2012

7 Role of the Ethics Counselor By March 31, 2012, or within 30 days of appointment, complete the ethics training course provided by OAG. Monitor agency to ensure employees take the pledge and attend the training. Collaborate with DCHR to identify needs to deliver agency-specific training that may be needed beyond the standard training. Serve as the agency resource and point of contact to respond to any questions or concerns raised by employees regarding the ethics policy. Meeting with the Labor Unions March 21, 2012

8 Timeline November 14, 2011 – All Cabinet Members took the official ethics pledge March 31, 2012 – Deadline for Ethics Counselors to receive instructor-led training from the OAG April 9, 2012 – Online training available to employees April 16, 2012 – Deadline for District employees to sign the ethics pledge December 31, 2012 – Deadline for employees to complete ethics training Meeting with the Labor Unions March 21, 2012

9 Questions If you have questions about the Ethics Pledge, please contact: Charles Tucker, General Counsel, DCHR (202) Kathleen Clark, D.C. Ethics Counselor (202) Meeting with the Labor Unions March 21, 2012


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