Code of the District of Columbia

§ 1–1162.25. Confidential disclosure of financial interest.

(a)(1) Each employee, other than a public official or a Council employee, who advises, makes decisions or participates substantially in areas of contracting, procurement, administration of grants or subsidies, developing policies, land-use planning, inspecting, licensing, policy-making, regulating, or auditing, or acts in areas of responsibility that may create a conflict of interest or appearance of a conflict of interest, as determined by the appropriate agency head, shall file a report containing a full and complete statement of the information required by § 1-1162.24 with the appropriate agency head no later than 11:59 p.m. on May 15 of each year.

(2) Each Council employee who acts in areas of responsibility that may create a conflict of interest or appearance of a conflict of interest, as determined by that employee's personnel authority, shall file a confidential report containing a full and complete statement of the information required by § 1-1162.24 with the General Counsel to the Council no later than 11:59 p.m. on May 15 of each year.

(b) Each personnel authority shall review each confidential financial disclosure statement filed by an employee of its agency or the Council pursuant to subsection (a) of this section no later than 11:59 p.m. on June 1 of each year. Any violation of the Code of Conduct found by the personnel authority shall be forwarded immediately to the Board for review.

(c) Each personnel authority shall compile a list of all employees required to submit a confidential financial disclosure statement within its agency or the Council and shall supply the list to the Board by 11:59 p.m. on March 1 of each year. The list required by this subsection shall include the name, title, position, and grade level for each employee.

(d) A confidential financial disclosure statement filed pursuant to this section shall remain confidential, and shall be retained by the personnel authority for at least 6 years.

(e) For the purposes of this section, the Chairman of the Council may delegate all or a portion of his or her personnel authority, described in § 1-604.06(b)(3)(A)(i), to one or more employees of the Council.


(Apr. 27, 2012, D.C. Law 19-124, § 225, 59 DCR 1862; Sept. 20, 2012, D.C. Law 19-168, § 1072(b), 59 DCR 8025; Apr. 27, 2013, D.C. Law 19-286, § 3(c), 60 DCR 2319; Feb. 26, 2015, D.C. Law 20-155, § 1152(b), 61 DCR 9990; Apr. 7, 2017, D.C. Law 21-240, § 2(c), 64 DCR 1598; Oct. 30, 2018, D.C. Law 22-168, § 1083(aa), 65 DCR 9388.)

Section References

This section is referenced in § 1-618.01.

Effect of Amendments

The 2012 amendment by D.C. Law 19-168 substituted “May 15th” for “October 2nd” in the first sentence of (a); and in (c), substituted “April 15th” for “September 1st” and “May 1st” for “September 15th.”

The 2013 amendment by D.C. Law 19-286 added “and members of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Board of Directors appointed pursuant to § 9-1107.01” in (a).

The 2015 amendment by D.C. Law 20-155 substituted “members of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Board of Directors” for “Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners and members of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Board of Directors” in (a).

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 1083(aa) of Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2018 (D.C. Act 22-458, Oct. 3, 2018, 65 DCR 11212).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 1083(aa) of Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2018 (D.C. Act 22-434, July 30, 2018, 65 DCR 8200).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 2(c) of Council Financial Disclosure Emergency Amendment Act of 2016 (D.C. Act 21-641, Jan. 25, 2017, 64 DCR 931).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 1072(b) of Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2012 (D.C. Act 19-383, June 19, 2012, 59 DCR 7764).

For temporary (90 day) addition of section, see § 1074 of Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2012 (D.C. Act 19-383, June 19, 2012, 59 DCR 7764).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 1072(b) of Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2012 (D.C. Act 19-413, July 25, 2012, 59 DCR 9290).

For temporary (90 day) addition of section, see § 1074 of Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2012 (D.C. Act 19-413, July 25, 2012, 59 DCR 9290).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 2(b) of the Board of Ethics and Government Accountability Establishment and Comprehensive Ethics Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 2014, (D.C. Act 20-364, June 23, 2014, 61 DCR 6765).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 1152(b) of the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2014 (D.C. Act 20-377, July 14, 2014, 61 DCR 7598, 20 STAT 3696).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 1152(b) of the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2014 (D.C. Act 20-449, October 10, 2014, 61 DCR 10915, 20 STAT 4188).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 1152(b) of the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Support Second Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2014 (D.C. Act 20-566, January 9, 2015, 62 DCR 884, 21 STAT 541).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 days) amendment of this section, see § 2 of the Board of Ethics and Government Accountability Establishment and Comprehensive Ethics Reform Temporary Amendment Act of 2013 (D.C. Law 20-57, December 13, 2013, 60 DCR 15168).

Editor's Notes

Section 1074 of D.C. Law 19-168 provided that § 1072(a) and (b) of the act [which amended §§ 1-1162.24(c) and 1-1162.25] shall apply as of January 1, 2013.