Most City offices closed Wednesday, June 19, to observe Juneteenth

The City of Portland recognizes Juneteenth as a formal day of remembrance to honor Black American history and the end of slavery in the United States. Learn about Juneteenth.

Ethics Information Resources

City- and state-based regulations on ethical behavior for public employees, including elected officials.

Statement on Employee Political Activity

City Regulations

City of Portland Human Resources Administrative Rule 4.06: Political Activity

(Administrative Rule 4.06, for employees of the City Auditor only)

State Regulations

Restrictions on Political Campaigning for Public Employees

Oregon Revised Statutes 260.432 Quick Reference 

Oregon Manual of Employee Political Restrictions

Federal Regulations

U.S. Office of Special Counsel's Hatch Act 

Advisory Boards Volunteer Training

The presentation linked below is an introduction to the ethical obligations that come with serving on City of Portland boards and commissions. This training is intended for City employees and for volunteers who serve on those boards, commissions, panels or workgroups. The presentation includes information on ethical obligations, public meetings and public records.

City employees are encouraged to share these links with volunteers before they serve on a board or commission.  Volunteers are required to review this training before their service begins. If you have any questions about the content of this presentation, please contact the City Attorney’s office for additional guidance.

The content of the two video links below is the same. The first video includes captioning.  The second video includes accessibility features of captioning and audio playback of written content and is five minutes longer than the first version. 

Version with captioning

Version with captioning and audio playback of written content