What we do
The Board of Ethics (BOE) administers and enforces the City’s public integrity laws.
We focus on:
- Financial disclosures.
- Campaign finance rules.
- Gifts and gratuities.
- Conflicts of interest.
- Post-employment activities and representation.
- Political activity restrictions for City employees and officials.
BOE advises on possible ethics violations, educates others on rules and regulations, conducts investigations, and enforces ethics rules.
Formed in 2006, the independent, five-member board is appointed by the mayor and approved by City Council for five-year terms.
Dec15EventEthics Refresher - Admin Team11:00 am to 11:45 amVia ZoomEvent
Ethics Refresher - Admin TeamDecember 15, 202311:00 am to 11:45 am, 45 minsVia Zoommap
Dec18EventGeneral Ethics Training - Council11:30 am to 12:30 pmEvent
General Ethics Training - CouncilDecember 18, 202311:30 am to 12:30 pm, 1 hour
Dec19EventGeneral Ethics Training11:00 am to 12:00 pmZoomEvent
General Ethics TrainingDecember 19, 202311:00 am to 12:00 pm, 1 hourZoommap
This course is mandatory for NEW City employees and officers and those who have not yet attended ethics training. The Philadelphia Code requires all City employees and officers to receive ethics training, which is provided by the Philadelphia Board of Ethics.
Register at ethics.pub/GETraining
Ethel the Seal is the unofficial mascot of the Board of Ethics. Visit her blog for informal ethics tidbits.