Ethics Hearing Board
Public service is a public trust. The City's Ethics Code has been enacted to preserve the trust placed in the public servants of the City, to promote public confidence in government, to protect the integrity of government decision making, and to enhance government efficiency. The Ethics Hearing Board is composed of nine members holding reputations of personal integrity and honesty, tasked with enforcement and education regarding the Ethics Code.
- City of Pittsburgh Ethics Code, Chapter 197: Code of Conduct
- City of Pittsburgh Ethics Code, Chapter 198: Campaign Finance Regulations
- Ethics Code Presentation
- City of Pittsburgh Home Rule Charter
- Pennsylvania State Ethics Act
The City Ethics Code has recently been amended to require that Public Officials and Public Employees must disclose any gifts valued at over $100.00, except those received from an immediate family member. Additionally, any gifts which total over $100.00 from any single source other than an immediate family member must be reported. All qualifying gifts are to be reported on the publicly available database on the City Ethics Board web page.
The data displayed on the Gift Disclosure List page has been provided by the gift recipients themselves by means of a secure on-line form. Neither the City of Pittsburgh, the Department of City Information Systems or the Ethics Hearing Board have any responsibility for the contents of this gift disclosure database.
- Gift Disclosure Database - List of Disclosures (Temporarily Down)
Executive Manager, Ethics Hearing Board
City County Building, Rm. 328
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
You may also call our 24-hour hotline at 412-255-2122
Whistleblower Protection: the City of Pittsburgh Ethics Code §197.18 prohibits taking or threatening certain actions such as personal attack, harassment, intimidation or adverse employment actions in retaliation for opposing unethical practices or participating in an Ethics Hearing Board investigation or hearing.