The Government Ethics Act places several restrictions on the activities of Public Servants who are leaving City employment.
After leaving a City job, Public Servants are restricted by both a "one-year" ban against certain types of activity and a "permanent" ban against very specific types of activity. Additionally, all Public Servants who are anticipating leaving their City position are restricted from attempting to influence their prospective employment opportunities while working for the City.
Prohibition on Switching Sides
After leaving the City, you may not represent any other person or entity in a transaction where the City is a party if you have worked personally and substantially on a particular matter. A ”particular matter” may include a contract, grant, permit, or similar transaction.
One-Year Lobbying Ban
For one year after termination of your employment or service with the City, you may not communicate with your former department or board with the intent to influence a government decision on behalf of another person or entity.
For the Mayor, City Council members, and their senior staff, the one-year lobbying ban extends to all City departments.
Going to Work for a Contractor
You may not accept employment or pay from a person or entity that entered into a contract with the City within the preceding year where you personally and substantially participated in the award of the contract.