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.
Ellen Mattleman Kaplan came to City Hall at the start of the Kenney administration in January 2016. As chief integrity officer, she is proud and excited to work with the Mayor and thousands of City employees, who are committed to providing ethical, transparent, and accessible government.
Before joining the office, Kaplan served as vice president and policy director at the government watchdog, Committee of Seventy; as managing director of public policy and communications at Greater Philadelphia First, a regional business and civic leadership organization; as issues director for Sam Katz’s 1999 Mayoral Campaign; as associate director for Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts, a statewide, non-partisan judicial reform group; and as Philadelphia assistant district attorney.