In June of 2003, WSSC Water adopted Code of Ethics regulations that include but is not limited to the establishment of an independent Board of Ethics, the establishment of the Ethics Officer position, conflicts of interest, financial disclosure, lobbying disclosure, and ethics in public contracting. The Code of Ethics became effective November 1, 2003.
WSSC Water’s Commissioners and employees are required to maintain the highest professional and ethical standards in the performance of their official duties. The purpose of the Code of Ethics is to identify those activities which shall be considered unethical for employees to engage in and which are therefore prohibited. The Code of Ethics also establishes both an independent Board of Ethics and an Ethics Officer position to assist the agency in maintaining the desired ethical standards.