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Mission Statement

The Ethics Commission exercises authorities granted to it under the Public Ethics Law to promote the public's trust of County government and to ensure the impartiality of County employees, including elected officials, in the execution of their responsibilities.

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Budget Overview

The total recommended FY21 Operating Budget for the Ethics Commission is $367,885, a decrease of $99,441 or 21.28 percent from the FY20 Approved Budget of $467,326. Personnel Costs comprise 89.42 percent of the budget for two full-time position(s) and no part-time position(s), and a total of 2.00 FTEs. Total FTEs may include seasonal or temporary positions and may also reflect workforce charged to or from other departments or funds. Operating Expenses account for the remaining 10.58 percent of the FY21 budget.

County Priority Outcomes

While this program area supports all eight of the County Result Areas, the following is emphasized:

  • Effective, Sustainable Government

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Program Performance Measures

Performance measures for this department are included below (where applicable). The FY20 estimates reflect funding based on the FY20 approved budget. The FY21 and FY22 figures are performance targets based on the FY21 recommended budget and funding for comparable service levels in FY22.

MeasureActual
FY18
Actual
FY19
Estimated
FY20
Target
FY21
Target
FY22
Number of financial disclosure statements required (calendar year)1,7861,8141,8141,8141,814
Number of formal opinions, waivers and guidance (calendar year)1519191919
Number of lobbyist activity reports (calendar year)259219219219219
Number of lobbyists registered (calendar year)172135135135135
Number of outside employment requests processed (calendar year)8822,2412,2412,2412,241
Percentage of Executive Branch public financial disclosure filers in compliance with ethics training requirement99%99%99%

Program Descriptions

  Ethics Program Compliance

Financial Disclosure: The Public Ethics Law requires filing of financial disclosure reports by certain County employees. The Ethics Commission administers the electronic filing system for reporting and coordinates with the Office of Human Resources and all County agencies regarding the status of filers. It resolves all anomalous circumstances and questions...

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Program Contacts

Contact Robert Cobb, Director of the Ethics Commission at 240.777.6674 or Philip Weeda of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2780 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.

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Budget Summary
TitleActual
FY19
Budget
FY20
Estimate
FY20
Recommended
FY21
%Chg
Bud/Rec
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
EXPENDITURES
Salaries and Wages310402.00342874.00 252871.00 269625.00-21.4
Employee Benefits75013.0085569.00 58916.00 59353.00-30.6
County General Fund Personnel Costs385415.00428443.00 311787.00 328978.00-23.2
Operating Expenses21165.0038883.00 38883.00 38907.000.1
County General Fund Expenditures406580.00467326.00 350670.00 367885.00-21.3
PERSONNEL
Full-Time3.003.00 3.00 2.00-33.3
Part-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
FTEs3.003.00 3.00 2.00-33.3
REVENUES
Miscellaneous Revenues22253.0030000.00 30000.00 20000.00-33.3
County General Fund Revenues22253.0030000.00 30000.00 20000.00-33.3
FY21 Recommended Changes
TitleExpendituresFTEs
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
Other Adjustments (with no service impacts)
Increase Cost: FY21 Compensation Adjustment21870.00
FY21 RECOMMENDED21870.00
Funding Parameter Items ($000s)
TitleFY21FY22FY23FY24FY25FY26
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
EXPENDITURES
FY21 Recommended368.000000368.000000368.000000368.000000368.000000368.000000
No inflation or compensation change is included in outyear projections.
Labor Contracts0.0000001.0000001.0000001.0000001.0000001.000000
These figures represent the estimated annualized cost of general wage adjustments, service increments, and other negotiated items.
Subtotal Expenditures368.000000369.000000369.000000369.000000369.000000369.000000