In June of 2003, WSSC adopted Code of Ethics regulations that includes 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’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.
The Board of Ethics assists WSSC in maintaining superior professional and ethical conduct and public confidence in the integrity of the agency. The Board consists of 3 members appointed by the Commission on the basis of their professionalism, integrity and competence. The Montgomery County Commissioners shall nominate one member and the Prince George’s County Commissioners shall nominate one member. The third member may be nominated by any member of the Commission. One member of the Board is designated by the Commission as Chairperson and serves in that capacity for 1 year or until a successor is appointed. The Commission may appoint an alternate member to the Board.
To learn more about WSSC’s Ethics Program and the Board’s responsibilities and activities, please review the WSSC Code of Ethics.
For official business with WSSC’s Board of Ethics, contact: WSSC’s Ethics Officer, Phone: (301) 206-8010 or #firstname.lastname@example.org (use Google Chrome or Firefox to access this link).