Office of Ethics and Compliance

Training​​ & Communications


The Office of Ethics and Compliance ensures that every employee has undergone mandatory training for ethics.  These classes are tailored to their job roles and work groups. For example, classes held for administrators will not be the same ones that are conducted for police. This customization is done in order for our employees to face relevant, realistic scenarios so that they will better equipped to deal with ethical dilemmas they may face in in their work environment.

The trainings are held biannually and during New Employee Orientation. Additionally, trainings can be requested throughout the year focusing on specific issues.


Communications are sent out to City employees regularly on various topics. Ethics @ Work is one of the methods of communications that is distributed from the Office of Ethics & Compliance. Ethics @ Work highlights various topics relating to the Code of Ethics. This allows for open communication between the Office of Ethics & Compliance and employees on relevant issues.

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For March, the topic relates to Political Activity of City Employees

Ethics @ Work is a communication from the Office of Ethics & Compliance that will highlight topics relating to Ethics and ways we can all work together to create an ethical and Service First culture. 

Political Activities of City Employees

Did you know there are rules that govern your political activity as a City employee?  The City Attorney's Office has outlined information that summarizes rules for City Council members, City Officials and City Employees.   If you are a City employee or City official, please contact the Ethics Office for a copy.

Please remember this is not an exhaustive list of all the rules that may apply to an election; you are encouraged to contact the City Attorney's Office with any questions.

One thing that applies to all these groups is that everyone can VOTE!

For questions or further information, please contact the City's Ethics Officer, Michelle Ranum, via email at