Municipal Archives

​Code of Ethics and Conduct Task Force, 1975-1980

​Collection 2003-022


Office of the City Secretary
Dallas Municipal Archives
1500 Marilla Street, 5D South
Dallas, Texas 75201
CreatorCity of Dallas Department of Aviation and Department of Planning and Development
TitleCode of Ethics and Conduct Task Force
Quantity5 linear inches
AbstractRecords regarding the creation of a code of ethics for Dallas, Texas.
Language Records are in English

Scope and Content

Records of City of Dallas Assistant City Attorney Ronald E. Deutsch regarding the creation of a code of ethics for City of Dallas employees.

Collection documents Ronald Deutsch's efforts to research and survey City of Dallas employees and department directors on the development of a citywide employee code of ethics.  The study was directed by City Manager George Schrader in 1977; its objective was to effect a broader, more specific statement of prohibited and permitted employee activities.  It involved a review of current personnel rules, research into existing policies in use in state and local governments, the drafting of a new ethics code, surveys, and the writing of proposed new rules.  A project summary was delivered in March 1980 and the new draft code was implemented one month later.


The collection is arranged chronologically.


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Code of Ethics and Conduct Task Force, 1975- 1980 (Box <x>, Folder <y>), Dallas Municipal Archives

Related Material


Index Terms

Business ethics -- United States
Dallas (Tex.). City Attorney's Office
Dallas -- Texas -- History

Container List

Box Folder Title, Date
11Sample codes from other cities, 1975
[Fort Worth, TX; Cincinnati, OH]
2Sample codes from other cities, 1977
[Washington, DC; Baltimore, Houston]
3Sample codes from other locations, 1967-1976
[El Paso, TX; Baltimore, MD; State of Louisiana]  
4Sample codes from other cities, 1977-1978
[Knoxville, TN; Newark, NJ; Richmond, VA; Wichita, KS; Alexandria VA; Baltimore, MD; State of Arkansas]
​5​Department heads comments on proposed ethics code, 1977-1978
​6​Individual and group employee responses on proposed ethics code, 1977-1978
​7​Summary of responses on proposed ethics code 1, 1977-1978

8​​Summary of responses on proposed ethics code 2, 1977-1978
[incomplete copy] 

9Summary of responses on proposed ethics code 3, 1977-1978

10Analysis memoranda of proposed ethics code study to city manager, 1978

​11Project summary and recommendations, 1978-1980