§ 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.
(b-1) Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, during a period of time for which the Mayor has declared a public health emergency pursuant to § 7-2304.01, the Board may change the dates by which:
(1) Reports required by subsection (a) of this section are to be filed; and
(2) Reports filed pursuant to subsection (a) of this section shall be reviewed pursuant to subsection (b) of this section.
(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.