Executive Order 02-11 regulates outside and self-employment by City executive department employees to ensure that the outside or self-employment does not interfere with an employee’s City work. Specifically it:
-- Prohibits City executive department employees from engaging in outside employment while being paid for or conducting City work.
-- Prohibits use of City resources (such as vehicles, telephones, computers, office space, equipment, or supplies) and time for outside/self employment.
--Prohibits outside/self employment while on City sick/disability time.
-- Requires City executive department employees to obtain written approval for outside/self employment from an appointing City authority.
-- Allows departments to maintain their own, stricter restrictions on outside employment.
-- Requires reporting of outside employment to City’s Department of Human Resources and to the Mayor.
You may not use sick or injury leave from the City to perform outside employment. If you become sick, injured, or disabled because of your outside employment, you may not receive paid sick leave or injury benefits from the City. You must also disclose the compensation from your outside job on all financial disclosure forms that you are required to file.
These are general rules. As noted above your agency or department may have a more restrictive policy concerning outside employment. Before seeking or accepting outside employment, make sure that it does not violate any policy of your agency or department.
If you are a Civil Service Employee: In addition to the general rules, Civil Service regulations apply to you. These regulations allow outside employment, only if:
The following ethics rules apply to all City officials and employees, both inside and outside the Nutter Administration. Should you obtain outside/self employment remember these ethics rules:
IntegrityWorks offers guidance for commonly-occurring situations. These are not the only situations in which ethics rules would apply; they are simply the most common ones. Other guidance may be added to this site as situations warrant.
These are general guidelines. Because each situation presents its own set of facts, this general guidance isn’t advice on which you can legally rely. If you want to be absolutely sure that your conduct complies with applicable ethics laws, you should seek advice before taking action.