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City of Philadelphia ethics manuals

The ethics manuals outline the ethics regulations in the Philadelphia Code. They describe what City workers, City Council staff, or City board or commission members should do if they:

  • Have a conflict of interest.
  • Receive prohibited gifts or gratuities.
  • Want to engage in political activity.

This manual was developed by the Board of Ethics.

Name Description Released Format
Ethics Manual for Officers and Employees PDF April 20, 2022
Ethics Manual for City Council Staff PDF November 23, 2020
Ethics Manual for Boards and Commissions PDF November 23, 2020