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Ethics and Compliance

Ethics and Compliance

The Office of Ethics and Compliance serves as a County resource in addressing ethical and compliance matters.

 

4 Ethics Presentations to departments 

23 Ethics, Compliance, and Privacy Trainings Workshops:

3 – (PES) Professional Enrichment Seminar Academy

2 – Supervisor Academy

2 – (ACAP21) Advanced Competencies for the Administrative Professional of the 21st Century

1 – Essentials of Supervision

1 – Next Level Supervising

1 – (ASA) Administrative Support Academy

1 – (DAS) Department of Animal Services Academy

1 – Leadership Academy

1 – PDS COR Meeting 

1 – Public Defender’s Office

1 – DCSS New Hires

2 – LUEG Procurement Ethics Training

1 – Ethics training to Institute for Internal Auditors (IIA)

1 – Compliance Training to Institute for Internal Auditors

3 – Ethics & Compliance Webinars for the California Association of Public Procurement Officials (CAPPO)

1 – Privacy training for Agriculture, Weights and Measures Pest Control Staff

 

Complaints 

42 Formal Complaints received

Internal  Discrimination Complaints:

8 – formal discrimination

3 – Unsubstantiated

1 – Partially Substantiated – Corrective Action Taken

2 – Substantiated – Corrective Action Taken

1 – in abeyance

1 – in process

 

Civil Service Commission (CSC) Rule VI complaints:

4 complaints received by OEC

1 – Unsubstantiated

1 – Unsubstantiated – Preventative Action Taken

1 – No Action Needed

1 – in abeyance

 

Department of Fair Employment & Housing (DFEH)/ Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC):

15 complaints received

1 – Closed with Mediation Settlement

2 – Closed with Insufficient Evidence

12 – in process

 

Title VI  Complaints:

4 complaints received

2 – No Jurisdiction

1 – Withdrawn

1 – in process

 

Improper County Government Activity (ICGA):

11 complaints filed with OEC

1 – Substantiated – Corrective Action Taken

1 – Partially Substantiated – Corrective Action Taken

2 – Unsubstantiated

2 – No Jurisdiction

6 – in process

 

35 Informal Complaints received

 

Ethics Hotline:

46 complaints triaged to OEC

4 – Substantiated – Corrective Action Taken

2 – Partially Unsubstantiated – Corrective Action Taken

21 – Unsubstantiated

2 – Unsubstantiated – Preventative Action Taken

2 – No Action Needed

4 – Unable to Investigate/Not Enough Info

2 – Technical Assistance Only

4 – No Jurisdiction

5 – In Process

 

Referred 61 County employees and/or members of the public to other County departments or external services

 

Sponsored/coordinated County-wide Ethics Awareness Month activities – including:

4th annual Ethics Awareness Month Information Fair

 

Ethics Speaker Forum featuring Supervisor Kristin Gaspar

 

Published 9th issue of the OEC “Ethics Update” Newsletter

 

Hosted informational booth at:

Four (4) Employee Resource Group events

1 – APACE

1 – CSDFEA

1 – PISCE

1 – DiverseAbility

 

“A Taste of Government Services” (Aaron Price Fellows Program) event

 

Employee Resource Groups

 

Assisted with the establishment of the ninth and tenth ERGs. 

PISCE launched 9/22/16

DiversAbility launched 4/14/17

Ethics and Compliance