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Ethics Program

Helping employees make ethical decisions
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Code of Ethics Summary

Newspaper Text 
King County Code of Ethics Summary (PDF)

The primary purpose of the Code of Ethics is to serve as a guide to behavior for public employees. All of us must follow the provisions of the Code of Ethics. To help ensure the information in the Code is understandable, we have highlighted important sections and given examples you may encounter while working at the county. Because it is a summary, it is not a substitute for reading the full text of the Code of Ethics.

Acknowledgment of Receipt of Code of Ethics Summary for King County Board and Commission Members (Word)