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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 approved FY23 Operating Budget for the Ethics Commission is $375,756, an increase of $4,127 or 1.11 percent from the FY22 Approved Budget of $371,629. Personnel Costs comprise 89.81 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 10.19 percent of the FY23 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 FY22 estimates reflect funding based on the FY22 approved budget. The FY23 and FY24 figures are performance targets based on the FY23 approved budget and funding for comparable service levels in FY24.

MeasureActual
FY20
Actual
FY21
Estimated
FY22
Target
FY23
Target
FY24
Number of financial disclosure statements required (calendar year)1,7031,4631,4631,4631,463
Number of formal opinions, waivers and guidance (calendar year)1313131313
Number of lobbyist activity reports (calendar year)221222222222222
Number of lobbyists registered (calendar year)148130130130130
Number of outside employment requests processed (calendar year)1,125768768768768
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 Julie Knight of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2760 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.

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Budget Summary
TitleActual
FY21
Budget
FY22
Estimate
FY22
Approved
FY23
%Chg
Bud/App
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
EXPENDITURES
Salaries and Wages264808.00271330.00 275745.00 274459.001.2
Employee Benefits58964.0062040.00 62424.00 63003.001.6
County General Fund Personnel Costs323772.00333370.00 338169.00 337462.001.2
Operating Expenses536.0038259.00 38259.00 38294.000.1
County General Fund Expenditures324308.00371629.00 376428.00 375756.001.1
PERSONNEL
Full-Time2.002.00 2.00 2.000.0
Part-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
FTEs2.002.00 2.00 2.000.0
REVENUES
Miscellaneous Revenues39246.0020000.00 20000.00 20000.000.0
County General Fund Revenues39246.0020000.00 20000.00 20000.000.0
FY23 Approved Changes
TitleExpendituresFTEs
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
FY22 ORIGINAL APPROPRIATION3716292.00
Other Adjustments (with no service impacts)
Increase Cost: Annualization of FY22 Compensation Increases42340.00
Increase Cost: FY23 Compensation Adjustment21550.00
Increase Cost: Retirement Adjustment20010.00
Increase Cost: Printing and Mail Adjustment350.00
Decrease Cost: Annualization of FY22 Personnel Costs-42980.00
FY23 APPROVED3757562.00
Funding Parameter Items ($000s)
TitleFY23FY24FY25FY26FY27FY28
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
EXPENDITURES
FY23 Approved376.000000376.000000376.000000376.000000376.000000376.000000
No inflation or compensation change is included in outyear projections.
Labor Contracts0.0000009.0000009.0000009.0000009.0000009.000000
These figures represent the estimated annualized cost of general wage adjustments, service increments, and other negotiated items.
Subtotal Expenditures376.000000385.000000385.000000385.000000385.000000385.000000