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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
Register for ETHICS TRAINING CAMP!!!
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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Next Board Meeting - June 24, 2020
Jun 19, 2020

The Board's next Public meeting will begin at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, June 24, 2020.  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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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
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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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Ethics Board Settlement Agreements - 11/21/2019
Nov 21, 2019
The Board of Ethics has approved four Settlement Agreements:

District 1199C PAC and Salima Pace: Resolving a violation of the City's Campaign Finance Law for the late filing of a campaign finance report with the Board.

Friends of Maria and Peter Winebrake: Resolving a violation of the City's Campaign Finance Law for failing to disclose thirteen contributions in 24 hour reports filed with the Board.

Hon. Curtis Jones, Jr. and Friends of Curtis Jones, Jr.: Resolving a violation of the City's Campaign Finance Law for accepting an excess contribution of $1000.

Rodney Hill: Resolving a violation of the Home Rule Charter's political activity restriction on coordinating with a candidate for public elective office by circulating nominating petitions in coordination with a City Council candidate attempting to get on the 2019 General Election ballot.

Press Release and Settlement Agreements
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Current Revision to Proposed Amendment of Regulation No.8 (Political Activity)
Sep 24, 2019
At the Board's September 18, 2019 public session, staff presented a proposed revised amendment to Board Regulation No. 8 (Political Activity). A copy can be found below as well as a markup showing how the proposed revised amendment differs from the current Regulation. If you have any comment on the proposed amendment, please submit to boegcstaff@phila.gov by October 9, 2019.

Revised Proposed Amendment to Regulation No. 8

Markup Showing Changes
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Ethics Board Settlement Agreement - 9/19/19
Sep 19, 2019
The Board of Ethics has approved a Settlement Agreement with Friends of Justin DiBerardinis and Sharon Kim resolving a violation of the City's Campaign Finance Law for making a material omission in a campaign finance report filed with the Board.

Press Release and Settlement Agreement
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Campaign Finance Training - Sep/Oct 2019
Aug 28, 2019
Philadelphia's Board of Ethics and City Commissioners are pleased to jointly offer campaign finance training covering the basic requirements of the State Election Code and Philadelphia's Campaign Finance Law. The training will also cover the nuts and bolts of how to electronically file campaign finance reports with the Board and City Commissioners.

Training will be held on the following dates:
September 12, 2019 @ 12:00PM
October 2, 2019 @ 5:00PM
October 10, 2019 @ 12:00PM


If you would like to attend, please fill out and submit the form below. If you have any questions about training please contact the Board of Ethics at 215-686-9450.

Campaign Finance Training Registration Form
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August Board Meeting CANCELLED
Jul 24, 2019
The meeting of the Philadelphia Board of Ethics that was previously scheduled on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 1 p.m. has been cancelled.  The next meeting of the Board of Ethics will be Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 1 p.m.
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Ethics Board Settlement Agreement - 7/23/2019
Jul 23, 2019
The Board of Ethics has approved a Settlement Agreement with Campaign to Elect Hena Veit and Salvatore Adamo resolving a violation of the City's Campaign Finance Law for making material omissions and misstatements in a campaign finance report filed with the Board.

Press Release and Settlement Agreement
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Attorney Position Opening - Seeking Staff Attorney
Jul 01, 2019
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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