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Contractors, Vendors, and Consultants
Covered by the Ethics Code

Effective October 20, 2009 provisions of the Ethics Code also apply to contractors, vendors, and consultants who provide over 1,000 hours of services to the City of Seattle within a twelve month period. Most of the City's Ethics Code applies to their activities in the same way as it does to City employees, elected officials and volunteers.

This change was included in amendments to the Code which became effective June 22, 2009, and allowed an additional three months before City contractors become "Covered Individuals."

To help explain these provisions, we developed these FAQs and the "Top of the Crop" brochure.

Please contact the SEEC if you have any additional questions, and to arrange for training.

Last updated October 8, 2010.

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