Code of Ethics
The Code of Ethics contains guiding principles that every City official and employee should adhere to.
The Plain-Language Guide to the City of Dallas Code of Ethics is a condensed version of the City Code of Ethics with specific ethical behaviors that are required from City employees and also gives examples of behavior that violates the Code of Ethics.
It is important to remember this Guide is only a summary of some of the rules of the Code of Ethics. Always check the Code of Ethics itself for specific details, including exceptions to the general rules described in this Guide.
The Office of Ethics and Compliance works alongside with every department in the City of Dallas. Together, we strive to create an ethically sound and diverse environment for our employees. The following is a sample of departments who are specialized partners in helping us achieve a diligent, honest work-environment:
Dallas City Attorney
Dallas Human Resources
Dallas Civil Service