Suffolk County Board of Ethics

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The Suffolk County Board of Ethics oversees the “conflict of interest” laws for Suffolk County employees as well as the “financial disclosure” laws, which apply to certain County officials (Part 1 of Chapter 77 of the Suffolk County Code). Under these County laws, the Board has the authority and responsibility to, among other things:

  • Provide training and education to County employees on conflicts of interests.
  • Render advisory opinions to County employees on the County's conflicts of interest law.
  • Issue, collect, and review annual financial disclosure statements that are required to be filed by certain County officials and produce completed forms in response to public document requests.
  • Review complaints and conduct investigations to determine if there were violations of the County's conflicts of interest law and financial disclosure law.
  • Impose penalties for violations as authorized by law.

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The Suffolk County Board of Ethics was established pursuant to Local Law No. 56-2011, which became effective in March 2012. The Board was fully formed in the summer of 2012 and has established its office in Riverhead.