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Board of Ethics
One Parkway Building
1515 Arch Street, 18th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102-1504

Phone: (215) 686-9450
Fax: (215) 686-9453
Next Board Meeting - January 20, 2021
Jan 15, 2021

The Board of Ethics will have a Public Meeting at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, January 20, 2021. 

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 emergency, the Board's office is currently closed, so the meeting will be held virtually through the Zoom teleconferencing platform.  Instructions for joining the meeting online or by phone are included in the agenda.

Agenda

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2021 GENERAL ETHICS TRAINING FOR OFFICERS & EMPLOYEES
Jan 13, 2021
Philadelphia's Board of Ethics is pleased to offer general ethics training to City officers and employees covering the public integrity rules under the City's Ethics Code and Home Rule Charter.

2021 Training Calendar and Signup Instructions
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CAMPAIGN FINANCE TRAINING - FALL 2020
Nov 09, 2020
Philadelphia's Board of Ethics is pleased to offer campaign finance training covering the basic requirements of Philadelphia's Campaign Finance Law.  The training will also cover the nuts and bolts of how to file campaign finance reports with the Board.

Training Dates and Signup Instructions
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LOBBYING TRAINING - FALL 2020
Oct 09, 2020
Philadelphia's Board of Ethics is pleased to offer lobbying training this fall covering the basic requirements of the City's Lobbying Law for lobbyists, lobbying firms, and principals.  The training will also cover some of the nuts and bolts of registering and filing expense reports with the Board of Ethics in Philadelphia's Lobbying Information System (PLIS).

It is not mandatory to attend any of the 2020 lobbying trainings, however attendance at a training will be credited when the mandatory training provision takes effect.

Training Dates and Signup Instructions
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ANNUAL REPORT 2020
Oct 01, 2020
The Board has issued it's 2020 Annual Report detailing activity from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020.

Board of Ethics 2020 Annual Report
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Amendments to Board Regulation No.1 (Campaign Finance)
Sep 28, 2020
The Board of Ethics has voted to approve for public comment proposed amendments to Board Regulation No.1 (Campaign Finance).

Proposed Amendments to Board Regulation No.1 (Campaign Finance)
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Register for ETHICS TRAINING CAMP!!! - Fall 2020
Sep 03, 2020
Board staff is offering training sessions this fall on the changes to the Home Rule Charter's Political Activity Restrictions as well as General Ethics Training for new employees or employees seeking a refresher.

All sessions will be conducted virtually through Zoom.

How to register
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Register for ETHICS TRAINING CAMP!!! - Summer 2020
Jul 07, 2020
Board staff is offering training sessions this summer on the changes to the Home Rule Charter's Political Activity Restrictions as well as General Ethics Training for new employees or employees seeking a refresher.

All sessions will be conducted virtually through Zoom.

How to register
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PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE - Amendments to Regulation No. 8 (Political Activity)
Jun 30, 2020
The Board of Ethics has voted to approve for public comment proposed amendments to Regulation No. 8 (Political Activity).

A Public Hearing on the proposed amendments will occur virtually through Zoom video-conference on Wednesday July 15th, 2020 at 1:00 pm.

Public Hearing Information

Proposed Amendments to Regulation No. 8 (Political Activity)
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ADVISORY ALERT: Political Activity Restriction Changes
Jun 18, 2020
Based on preliminary returns, Philadelphians voted to amend the Home Rule Charter's restrictions on political activity by City appointed officers & employees.  The change becomes effective when the City Commissioners certify the results.  Below is an overview of what has and has not changed due to the amendment.

Political Activity Changes

Political Activity by Group Handout
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Attorney Position Opening - Seeking Staff Attorney
Jun 09, 2020
The Board of Ethics is seeking a highly motivated attorney with a commitment to promoting integrity in government to serve as a Staff Attorney. Details are in the position description below:

Staff Attorney Position Description
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PRESS RELEASE: Political Activity Ballot Question
Apr 21, 2020
The Board of Ethics has issued a press release regarding the June 2nd, 2020 Primary Election Ballot Question amending the City Charter's Political Activity limitations for City employees.

Press Release
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ADVISORY ALERT: Statement of Financial Interest Filing Deadline
Apr 15, 2020
The Board of Ethics will consider timely any 2019 Statement of Financial Interest that is filed by July 15, 2020.

Board Resolution - SFI Deadline
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BOARD OFFICE TEMPORARILY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Mar 18, 2020

Advisory Concerning COVID19:

Board_of_Ethics_COVID19_Advisory.pdf

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MARCH BOARD MEETING CANCELLED
Mar 13, 2020
In light of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the Board of Ethics is cancelling its Public Board Meeting that was scheduled for next Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 1pm.

The next scheduled Public Board Meeting is on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 1pm.
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Ethics Board Settlement Agreements - 2/21/20
Feb 21, 2020
The Board of Ethics has approved five Settlement Agreements:

Friends of Cindy Bass and Traci Nickens: Resolving violations of the City's Campaign Finance Law for failing to disclose $16,636.80 in credit card expenditures in campaign finance reports filed with the Board in 2019.

Friends of O'Rourke and Beulah Osueke: Resolving a violation of the City's Campaign Finance Law for failing to disclose a $11,900 contribution in a 24 Hour contribution report filed with the Board in October, 2019.

Hon. Allan Domb and Allan Domb for City Council: Resolving violations of the City's Campaign Finance Law for accepting five excess contributions in 2019 totaling $11,125.

Judy Moore and the Committee to Elect Judy Moore: Resolving violations of the City's Campaign Finance Law for failing to disclose debt, as well as numerous contributions and expenditures in reports filed with the Board in 2019.  It also resolves a violation of the single account rule for expenditures Ms. Moore personally made for her campaign and a violation for failing to disclose the expenditures on her candidate campaign finance report filed in 2019.

Liberty City Lesbian and Gay Democratic Club and David Feldman: Resolves violations of the City's Campaign Finance Law for failure to timely file campaign finance reports in 2015 and 2017.

Press Release and Settlement Agreements
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ADVISORY ALERT: Quadrennial Adjustment of Contribution Limits
Feb 21, 2020
Attorney Position Opening - Seeking Staff Attorney
Jan 16, 2020
The Board of Ethics is seeking a highly motivated attorney with a commitment to promoting integrity in government to serve as a Staff Attorney. Details are in the position description below:

Staff Attorney Position Description
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Ethics Board Settlement Agreement - 12/12/19
Dec 12, 2019
The Board of Ethics has approved a Settlement Agreement with Donald Tippett resolving violations of the Home Rule Charter's political fundraising restrictions.

Press Release and Settlement Agreement
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