Chapter 2.11


2.11.010    Purpose.

2.11.020    Applicability.

2.11.030    Conflicts of interest.

2.11.040    Remedies.

2.11.010 Purpose.

The purpose of establishing a code of conduct is to ensure the efficient, fair and professional administration of federal grant funding in compliance with federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-102, Attachment O, Paragraph 7 and other applicable federal, state and local standards, regulations, laws and ordinances. (Ord. 864 § 1, 1995)

2.11.020 Applicability.

The city of Newport code of conduct applies to all officers, employees, or agents of the city of Newport engaged in the award or administration of contracts supported by federal funds. (Ord. 864 § 2, 1995)

2.11.030 Conflicts of interest.

No officer, employee or agent of the city of Newport shall participate in the selection, award or administration of a contract supported by federal grant funds if a conflict of interest, real or apparent, would be involved. Such conflict of interest would arise when:

A. An organization which employs or is about to employ any city employee, officer or agent, or members of their immediate family or partners; or

B. City officers, employees or agents shall neither solicit nor accept gratuities, favors or anything of monetary value from contractors, potential contractors or subcontractors. (Ord. 864 § 3, 1995)

2.11.040 Remedies.

To the extent permitted by federal, state or local laws, rules, regulations or ordinances, violations of the city of Newport code of conduct may cause penalties, sanctions or other disciplinary actions to be taken against the officers, employees or agents, or contractors, potential contractors, subcontractors or their agents. (Ord. 864 § 4, 1995)