Board finds minor violation where City employee also served as aldermanic contractor.

April 25, 2018

At its April 2018 meeting, the Board voted 5-0 to determine that a City employee of an executive department violated the Ethics Ordinance by having a prohibited financial interest in a City contract.  The employee had entered into an independent personal service contract with an aldermanic office, and the contract was worth more than $1,000 per year to the employee, and was paid with City funds. The Board imposed no sanctions on the employee, but instead sent the employee a letter of admonition, because the employee terminated the contract immediately on being contacted by the Board, and because both the aldermanic office and the employee’s department had approved the contract and second job.  The Board used the opportunity as a teaching moment and sent out the attached letter and explanatory memo to all City Council members, Chiefs of Staff, and Department Heads. 

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