The purpose of the Office of Compliance and Ethics (OCE) is to promote a countywide culture that safeguards compliance and ethical conduct through assessment, mitigation, policy creation and modification, monitoring, guidance, and training.
The OCE is tasked with providing an ethics program for all County employees. Training and resources are designed to provide employees with ethics related information, including federal, state and local laws and regulations, as well as policies and procedures. The OCE strives to improve each employee's understanding of ethics and assists in developing ethical decision-making skills.
The OCE also administers the Compliance and Ethics Confidential Helpline which any employee or member of the public may use to anonymously report unethical behavior or misconduct. The OCE reviews, refers, and monitors each report.