What we do
Philadelphians deserve a government that works well, is honest and fair, and uses taxpayer dollars effectively. The Office of the Chief Integrity Officer (CIO) promotes these values by:
- Providing education about the City’s ethics rules to City employees and the public.
- Developing policies to make sure the City operates responsibly and with integrity.
- Improving access to City information.
While ethics rules may change to reflect advances in technology or best practices, maintaining a strong culture of ethics is a bedrock of the CIO and the mayor’s administration.
Sarah E. Stevenson was appointed Chief Integrity Officer in March 2020.
Sarah began her career with the City of Philadelphia in 2009 as a lawyer for the Water Department (PWD). Before joining the Mayor’s Office, Sarah held a number of positions with increasing responsibility at PWD, including Acting Water Commissioner in 2019. Sarah also served as PWD’s Integrity Officer for several years.
Prior to joining the City, Sarah worked for the good government non-profit Committee of Seventy, where she focused on municipal policy and election law. Sarah received her law and master’s degrees (public administration) from Villanova University and is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and New York.
Krystle Baker currently serves as the deputy chief integrity officer for the City of Philadelphia. Prior to this, Krystle served in several roles as an attorney investigator with the City of Philadelphia Office of Inspector General. During that time, she specialized in contract fraud, complex investigations, and compliance related issues.
Krystle received her undergraduate degree in political science from Temple University and law degree from the University of Detroit Mercy. She holds bar admissions in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and is a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).