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Frequently Asked Questions About The Ethics Code

See the left hand column for links to common questions and answers about the Seattle Ethics Code. You may also download informational brochures, below.

The Commission is committed to helping City officers and employees comply with the Code. We encourage you to contact us if you have any questions about the Code or its application.

The Code seeks to prevent conflicts of interest, and does not attempt to address all possible unethical behaviors. City officials are also responsible for following other regulations and rules that are not part of the Ethics Code and are not administered by the SEEC. For assistance in finding the appropriate authority, you may contact the Customer Service Bureau.

Brochures

You are welcome to download the following brochures, or contact the Commission for copies.

Ethics Code Brochure "Top of the Crop!"

Whistleblower Protection Code "Calling All Heroes"

Ethics Code for Members of Advisory Committees

Public Employee Rights in the Political Process

Last updated December 8, 2010.

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