The Sullivan County Board of Ethics consists of five volunteer members appointed by the County Manager and confirmed by the Legislature. It meets at least once annually and any time there is a complaint alleging a violation of the County's Ethics Law. Meetings are not open to the public unless requested by the accused or required by law.
The Board has the following powers and duties:
- To prescribe and promulgate rules and regulations governing its own internal organization and procedures in a manner consistent with the Ethics Law
- To review the list of County officials and employees required to file financial disclosure statements
- To review financial disclosure statements that are the subject of a written inquiry or complaint, and notify the subject of that complaint if a deficiency or potential violation is found
- To investigate any alleged impropriety and recommend or undertake appropriate actions and proceedings, as required
- To review the filing of waivers or extensions of time to file financial disclosure statements
- To render, index and maintain on file advisory opinions
- To prepare an annual report that summarizes the activities of the previous year and recommends any changes to the Ethics Law
- To maintain records of its reports, proceedings and recommendations for a period of seven (7) years, segregating any records deemed "confidential" to maintain their confidentiality
For the full Ethics Law, click here.