Code of Ethics/Conflicts of Interest
The City of Eagle River expects our employees and representatives to use good judgment, adhere to high ethical standards, and avoid situations that create an actual or perceived conflict between your personal interests and those of the organization. The City expects that the transactions taken part in are ethical and within the law, both in letter and in spirit.
There is no way to develop a comprehensive detailed set of rules to cover every business situation. The City requires our employees and representatives to act ethically when performing their duties so that their actions will reflect positively on themselves and the City. Employees and representatives must comply with all local, state, and federal laws.
The City of Eagle River’s policy and state law prohibit employees from engaging in the following conduct:
- Soliciting or receiving from any person or acting as a mediator for any fee, gift, or other thing of value in the course of your work, when such fee, gift, or other thing of value is given in the hope or expectation of receiving a favor or better treatment than that accorded any other person.
- Threatening or attempting to use or using political influence, or giving or being in any way involved in giving any money or any other thing of value in return for appointment, promotion, transfer, leave of absence, change in pay or other tangible employment benefit.
- Engaging in political activity by making use of your position to further the candidacy of any person or engaging in political work during regular work hours. Nothing in this section shall be construed to interfere with your right to become a member of a political club, to attend political meetings, to express your opinion on political subjects, and to enjoy freedom from all interference in casting your vote.
- Accepting anything of value from any person, business, or organization if it may be viewed as a reward for any official action or inaction taken by you. State law also prohibits any local public official or public employee from accepting anything of value if it could reasonably be expected to influence your official actions or independent judgment. Speak with your supervisor or the City Administrator regarding questions, concerns or issues addressed in or related to this policy.