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
- Pennsylvania State Ethics Act
- City of Pittsburgh Home Rule Charter
- Ethics Complaint Form
- Request for Advisory Opinion Form
- Ethics Matters: Pamphlet Describing the Work of the Board
City of Pittsburgh Ethics Hearing Board
City County Building, Rm. 328
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
You may also call our 24-hour hotline answering system at 412-255-2122; there may be six rings before answer.
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.