In collaboration with the Department of Personnel/Human Resources, it is the responsibility of Directors/Managers/Supervisors to ensure compliance of this ethics policy.  The Department of Personnel/Human Resources will also assist in the interpretation of this ethics policy. 

Failure by any Executive Appointee to adhere to this policy shall result in discipline, including but not limited to reprimand, suspension or termination, as well as any potential civil or criminal sanctions under the law.



For purposes of this policy:

“Relative” means people related to the individual as father, mother, son, daughter, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, great aunt, great uncle, first cousin, nephew, niece, husband, wife, grandfather, grandmother, grandson, granddaughter, father-in-law, mother-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, stepfather, stepmother, stepson, stepdaughter, stepbrother, stepsister, half brother, half sister, and including the father, mother, grandfather, or grandmother of an individual’s spouse, domestic partner and the individual’s fiancé or fiancée.

“Anything of value” includes anything of monetary value, including, but not limited to money, social event tickets, and food and refreshments over $100.00 annually.  Marketing materials and expense incurred in the normal course of operations are excluded from this definition.

 “Business or contractual relationship with Wayne County and/or a Wayne County vendor” shall be deemed a direct or reasonably foreseeable personal pecuniary interest that is derived from the relationship with Wayne County and/or the Wayne County vendor.

“Lobbyist” means an individual who is either retained or employed to influence decisions made by officials in government.