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Board of Ethics

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.
  • Lobbying.
  • 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.


1515 Arch St.
18th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102

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  • Jun
    General Ethics Training - Streets
    10:30 am to 11:30 am

    General Ethics Training - Streets

    June 3, 2024
    10:30 am to 11:30 am, 1 hour
  • Jun
    General Ethics Training - City Council
    10:00 am to 11:00 am

    General Ethics Training - City Council

    June 10, 2024
    10:00 am to 11:00 am, 1 hour
  • Jun
    Political Activity Information Session
    12:00 pm to 12:45 pm

    Political Activity Information Session

    June 11, 2024
    12:00 pm to 12:45 pm, 45 mins

    With Election Day right around the corner, City employees and officers should be mindful of the City’s political activity restrictions. This live, online training will cover the City's political activity rules and how to participate in temporary work assignments/volunteering for the election.

    Sign up at to learn more about the dos and don'ts of political activity.