POLICY STATEMENT

It is policy of the Executive Branch of Wayne County Government to carry out its mission in accordance with ethical guidelines to ensure that Executive Appointees conduct themselves in a manner that fosters public confidence in the organization, its processes, and its accomplishments.  Executive Appointees shall conduct themselves, at all times, in a manner that avoids favoritism, bias, and even the appearance of impropriety.

This policy is intended to supplement existing Executive ethical policies.

POLITICAL ACTIVITY

It is the policy of the Executive Branch of Wayne County Government that participation in any political campaign, campaign activity or event is voluntary and not a condition of employment.

No Executive Appointee shall direct or coerce any other Wayne County employee to participate in any political campaign, campaign activity or event. 

No Executive Appointee shall state or imply to any other County employee that participation in any political campaign, campaign activity or event is necessary for employment or any benefit of employment with Wayne County. 

CONTRACTING WITH THE COUNTY

An Executive Appointee shall not have a business or contractual relationship with the County of Wayne and/or a Wayne County vendor, separate from their county employment.

An Executive Appointee shall immediately disclose when a relative acquires a business or contractual relationship with Wayne County and/or a Wayne County vendor.  Persons who knowingly and intentionally fail to promptly disclose shall be subject to discipline.

An Executive Appointee shall not influence the decision to allow a relative to acquire a business or contractual relationship with Wayne County and/or a Wayne County vendor.

COMPENSATION

While serving on behalf of Wayne County in any capacity on a board, committee, voting body or any other organization, an Executive Appointee shall not solicit or receive additional compensation or anything of value.

While serving on behalf of Wayne County in any capacity on a board, committee, voting body or organization, an Executive Appointee shall not attempt to obtain monetary benefits for a relative or anyone with whom the Executive Appointee has a business or employment relationship.

EXECUTIVE BENEFIT PLAN

The Executive Benefit Plan may be revised as needed by the department of Personnel/Human Resources as a result of market trends, strategic direction, and the health and well-being of the employee population.

All Executive appointees shall receive a Plan Document. The Plan Document will include an overview of Wayne County Benefits.

The Plan Document must be approved and signed by:

 

·        CEO

·        Director of Personnel/Human Resources

·        Chief Financial Officer

·        Corporation Counsel

 

No Executive Appointee shall revise or supplement the Plan Document unless it is approved and signed by: