Under the Code of Ethics, the Board and its office is authorized to conduct an annual review of financial disclosure statements for county elected officials and county employees to identify potential conflict of interest with their official duties.
Under the same code, the Board is authorized to conduct timely review of consultant disclosure statements for professional, technical and engineering contracts with the county which are over $2,500. This program is created to identify potential conflicts of interest for consultants with their duties related to county contracts.
For employees, learn all the facts about filing statements of financial and other interests at the Financial disclosure for employees page.
For board and commission members, learn all the facts about filing statements of financial and other interests at the Financial disclosure for board members page.
For consultants, learn all the facts about filing consultant disclosure forms at the Disclosure for consultants page.
The Board of Ethics Rules Related to Filing Statements of Financial and Other Interests, http://your.kingcounty.gov/ethics/pfiling.pdf, will provide employees and board and commission members with information on filing to ensure compliance with the disclosure program.
Today, employees affected by the annual disclosure program for financial and other interests consistently achieve over 98% compliance by its April 15th deadline. Yet, in 1995 and 1996, the Washington state auditor conducted a routine review of the King County financial disclosure program and found significant problems with program compliance. Read how this significant improvement was accomplished in Creating a Successful Financial Disclosure Program.