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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 FY22 Operating Budget for the Ethics Commission is $371,629, an increase of $6,363 or 1.74 percent from the FY21 Approved Budget of $365,266. Personnel Costs comprise 89.71 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 10.29 percent of the FY22 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 FY21 estimates reflect funding based on the FY21 approved budget. The FY22 and FY23 figures are performance targets based on the FY22 approved budget and funding for comparable service levels in FY23.

MeasureActual
FY19
Actual
FY20
Estimated
FY21
Target
FY22
Target
FY23
Number of financial disclosure statements required (calendar year)1,8141,7031,7031,7031,703
Number of formal opinions, waivers and guidance (calendar year)1913131313
Number of lobbyist activity reports (calendar year)219221221221221
Number of lobbyists registered (calendar year)135148148148148
Number of outside employment requests processed (calendar year)2,2411,1251,1251,1251,125
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
FY20
Budget
FY21
Estimate
FY21
Approved
FY22
%Chg
Bud/App
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
EXPENDITURES
Salaries and Wages261055.00267006.00 265302.00 271330.001.6
Employee Benefits60016.0059353.00 58939.00 62040.004.5
County General Fund Personnel Costs321071.00326359.00 324241.00 333370.002.1
Operating Expenses37911.0038907.00 16991.00 38259.00-1.7
County General Fund Expenditures358982.00365266.00 341232.00 371629.001.7
PERSONNEL
Full-Time3.002.00 2.00 2.000.0
Part-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
FTEs3.002.00 2.00 2.000.0
REVENUES
Miscellaneous Revenues6639.0020000.00 20000.00 20000.000.0
County General Fund Revenues6639.0020000.00 20000.00 20000.000.0
FY22 Approved Changes
TitleExpendituresFTEs
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
FY21 ORIGINAL APPROPRIATION3652662.00
Other Adjustments (with no service impacts)
Increase Cost: FY21 Compensation Adjustment43390.00
Increase Cost: Retirement Adjustment16320.00
Increase Cost: FY22 Compensation Adjustment10400.00
Decrease Cost: Print and Mail Adjustment-6480.00
FY22 APPROVED3716292.00
Funding Parameter Items ($000s)
TitleFY22FY23FY24FY25FY26FY27
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
EXPENDITURES
FY22 Approved372.000000372.000000372.000000372.000000372.000000372.000000
No inflation or compensation change is included in outyear projections.
Labor Contracts0.0000004.0000004.0000004.0000004.0000004.000000
These figures represent the estimated annualized cost of general wage adjustments, service increments, and other negotiated items.
Subtotal Expenditures372.000000376.000000376.000000376.000000376.000000376.000000