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ETHICS CHECKLIST

 

 

Call the Ethics Commission at 768-7786 Before You...
Email:  ctotto@honolulu.gov Before You…

·        Accept a gift from someone doing business with the City.

·        Work for a person or a firm or own all or part of a firm that does business with the City.

·        Take any action as a City officer or employee that will financially help you, a member of your family, a business you own or work for, or anyone with whom you have a business, financial, or close personal relationship.

·        Use a City resource for non-city purposes.

·        Communicate with a City agency on behalf of a private person or entity.

·        Use confidential City information for a non-City purpose or disclose it to a private person or firm.

·        Accept anything from anyone other than the City for doing your City job.

·        Ask another City officer or employee to work on a political campaign or to make a political contribution.

·        Enter into a business or financial relationship with another City officer or employee.

·        Act as a lawyer or consultant against the City's interest in any legal matter.

·        Discuss possible future employment with a firm you are dealing with in your City job.

·        For one year after you stop working for the City, work on a project involving the City.


A Selected List of Commission Publications

Visit our website at www.honolulu.gov/ethics or call 768-7787 to obtain copies.


GUIDELINES

                Abstention From Voting

Appearances in Advertisements

Campaign Activities

Employment after Leaving City Services

Gifts

Gifts and Intergovernmental Agreement Guidelines

Guidelines on Gifts to City Agencies

Guidelines on the Use of City Resources

Procedures for Handling Requests for Advice and Complaints

Real Estate Licenses

 

COMPLETE TEXTS OF THE CITY ETHICS LAWS

Revised Ordinances of the City and County of Honolulu 1990, Chapter 3 Additional Boards, Commissions and Committees.  Refer to Article 6, Ethics Commission and Article 8, Additional Standards of Conduct.

 

Revised Charter of Honolulu 2000 Edition, Article XI Standards of Conduct

Section 11‑101. Declaration of Policy

Section 11‑102. Conflicts of Interest

Section 11‑103. Disclosure of Interest

Section 11‑104. Fair and Equal Treatment

Section 11‑105. Future Employment

Section 11‑106. Penalties and Disciplinary Action for Violations

Section 11‑107. Ethics Commission

Section 11‑108. Registration of Lobbyists

 

Revised Charter of Honolulu 2000 Edition, Article XIII General Provisions, Section 13‑101.  Definitions

 

THE PLAIN LANGUAGE GUIDE TO ETHICS

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

To schedule a specialized training session at your agency, call (808) 768-7786.

 

 

Honolulu Ethics Commission

Standard Financial Plaza

715 South King Street, Suite 211

Honolulu, Hawai'i  96813-3091

 

Phone (808) 768-7787

Fax (808) 768-1283 or 768-1352

Email:  ethics@honolulu.gov

Website:  www.honolulu.gov/ethics

Last Reviewed: Tuesday, May 25, 2010