May 10, 2021 ERB Meeting

The City of New Orleans Ethics Review Board will meet on Monday, May 10, 2021 at 3:30 P.M.

Video Conference

The board will conduct this meeting via Zoom Video Conference and Telephone Conference.

Video Conference Link: https://loyno.zoom.us/j/5049753263
Telephone Conference Dial-In Number: 312-626-6799; ID No. 504 975 3263

Certification of Necessity: The board hereby certifies that it is unable to satisfy live-meeting quorum requirements due to the COVID-19 declaration of emergency. See State of Louisiana, Executive Department Proclamation No. JBE 2020-30 § 4 (Mar. 16, 2020) (permitting video conference meetings due to gubernatorial declaration of state of emergency); State of Louisiana, Executive Department Proclamation No. 111 JBE 2020 § 1 (August 26, 2020) (providing that “statewide public health emergency is declared to continue to exist”).

Agenda

  1. Ratification of certification of necessity for videoconference/teleconference meeting (Chair).
  2. Approval of minutes of previous board meeting (Chair).
  3. Discussion of monthly report from the Office of Inspector General (Chair).
  4. Discussion of OIG Annual Report (Doucette) (attached as Item 1).
  5. Discussion of leave of absence of Susan Hutson from the Office of Independent Police Monitor (Chair).
  6. Discussion of monthly report from the Office of Independent Police Monitor (Chair).
  7. Discussion of board officer selection (Chair).
  8. Report of Executive Administrator and General Counsel (Chair).
    • Report on status of RFP for executive search firm for new Inspector General.
    • Report on status of hiring of ethics trainer.
    • Report on ERB peer review.
  9. Executive Session. Discussion of investigative proceedings regarding allegations of misconduct pursuant to La. Rev. Stat. § 42:17(A)(4).
  10. Adjournment (Chair).

For a PDF version of the agenda, including all agency reports and other attachments, click below:

April 12, 2021 ERB Meeting

The City of New Orleans Ethics Review Board will meet on Monday, April 12, 2021 at 3:30 P.M. The board will conduct this meeting via Zoom Video Conference and Telephone Conference.

Video Conference Information

Video Conference Link: https://loyno.zoom.us/j/5049753263

Telephone Conference Dial-In Number: 312-626-6799; ID No. 504 975 3263

Certification of Necessity: The board hereby certifies that it is unable to satisfy live-meeting quorum requirements due to the COVID-19 declaration of emergency. See State of Louisiana, Executive Department Proclamation No. JBE 2020-30 § 4 (Mar. 16, 2020) (permitting video conference meetings due to gubernatorial declaration of state of emergency); State of Louisiana, Executive Department Proclamation No. 111 JBE 2020 § 1 (August 26, 2020) (providing that “statewide public health emergency is declared to continue to exist”).

Agenda

  1. Ratification of certification of necessity for videoconference/teleconference meeting (Chair).
  2. Approval of minutes of previous board meeting (Chair).
  3. Report on meeting with Councilmember Giarrusso (Chair).
  4. Appointment of members of QARAC for OIG and OIPM (Chair).
  5. Discussion of monthly report from the Office of Inspector General (Chair).
  6. Discussion of monthly report from the Office of Independent Police Monitor (Chair).
  7. Discussion of BGR recommendations (Chair).
  8. Vote on “open meetings” process for discussions regarding appointment of new Inspector General (Chair).
  9. Discussion and vote on of early warning surveys of staff at OIPM and OIG (Doucette, Sanders, Brooks).
  10. Ethics awards (Callia, Jefferson).
  11. Discussion of board officer selection process (Chair).
  12. Report of Executive Administrator and General Counsel (Chair).
    • Report on status of RFP for executive search firm for new Inspector General.
    • Report on status of hiring of ethics trainer.
    • Report on ERB peer review.
  13. Adjournment (Chair).

PDF Version of Agenda

For the agenda in PDF format, which includes the monthly reports of the OIG and OIPM, click below:

March 8, 2020 ERB Meeting

The City of New Orleans Ethics Review Board will meet on Monday, March 8, 2021 at 3:30 P.M. The board will conduct this meeting via Zoom Video Conference and Telephone Conference.

Zoom and Teleconference Links

Video Conference Link: https://loyno.zoom.us/j/5049753263

Telephone Conference Dial-In Number: 312-626-6799; ID No. 504 975 3263

Certification of Necessity: The board hereby certifies that it is unable to satisfy live-meeting quorum requirements due to the COVID-19 declaration of emergency. See State of Louisiana, Executive Department Proclamation No. JBE 2020-30 § 4 (Mar. 16, 2020) (permitting video conference meetings due to gubernatorial declaration of state of emergency); State of Louisiana, Executive Department Proclamation No. 111 JBE 2020 § 1 (August 26, 2020) (providing that “statewide public health emergency is declared to continue to exist”).

Agenda

  1. Ratification of certification of necessity for videoconference/teleconference meeting (Chair).
  2. Approval of minutes of previous board meeting (Chair).
  3. Discussion of pipeline report process (Ciolino).
  4. Discussion of monthly report from the Office of Inspector General (Chair).
  5. Discussion of monthly report from the Office of Independent Police Monitor (Chair).
  6. Discussion of annual evaluations of IG and IPM (Doucette, Sanders, Brooks), and responses of OIG and OIPM.
  7. Discussion of expanding triennial evaluations of IG and IPM (Chair), and responses of OIG and OIPM.
  8. Ethics awards (Callia, Jefferson).
  9. Discussion and vote on Marcello/BGR recommendations (Chair, Ciolino).
  10. Discussion of board officer selection process (Chair).
  11. Report of Executive Administrator and General Counsel (Chair).
    • Report on status of RFP for executive search firm for new Inspector General.
    • Report on status of creation of ethics trainer classified position.
  12. Executive Session. Discussion of investigative proceedings regarding allegations of misconduct pursuant to La. Rev. Stat. § 42:17(A)(4).
  13. Adjournment (Chair).

For a PDF version of the agenda, including all monthly reports and other attachments, click here: Agenda for March 8, 2021 ERB Meeting.

ERB Hiring an Ethics Trainer

The City of New Orleans Ethics Review Board is now accepting applications for a full-time ethics trainer. The trainer will maintain a WordPress website with training materials; teach provisions of the City of New Orleans Code of Ethics to public servants and public employees; coordinate ethics training with ethics liaisons at city boards, commissions, and departments; draft training materials on ethics-related issues; and work with a diverse group of employees across disciplines and at all levels of city government. The trainer will report to the ERB’s Executive Administrator and General Counsel.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Four (4) years of professional experience which much have included developing and implementing educational training, engagement, communications, or online information or disclosure programs and related materials. Professional experience must have been attained in a position that required a Bachelor’s Degree upon entrance. A Juris Doctor, or Master’s degree in Education, Business Administration, Public Administration, a social science, or a closely related field from an accredited college or university may be substituted for two years of the required experience.

Salary and Benefits

The annual salary for the full-time trainer position is $53,750. The position may include benefits such as pension, health insurance (hospitalization, prescription coverage, vision, dental) for the employee and family, 10 paid holidays, longevity pay, merit pay, free life insurance, sick leave, and paid vacation.

Information and Application

For more information about the position, click here: MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST I (TRAINER) (CLASS CODE 0363) | Job Details tab | Career Pages (governmentjobs.com). The position is posted as MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST I (TRAINER) (CLASS CODE 0363) under job number 10382/0363TRA.

October 1, 2020 ERB Meeting

The City of New Orleans Ethics Review Board will meet on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 3:30 P.M. The board will conduct this meeting via Zoom Video Conference and Telephone Conference.

Video Conference Information

Video Conference Link: https://loyno.zoom.us/j/5049753263
Telephone Conference Dial-In Number: 312-626-6799; ID No. 504 975 3263

Certification of Necessity: The board hereby certifies that it is unable to satisfy live-meeting quorum requirements due to the COVID-19 declaration of emergency. See State of Louisiana, Executive Department Proclamation No. JBE 2020-30 § 4 (Mar. 16, 2020) (permitting video conference meetings due to gubernatorial declaration of state of emergency); State of Louisiana, Executive Department Proclamation No. 111 JBE 2020 § 1 (August 26, 2020) (providing that “statewide public health emergency is declared to continue to exist”).

Agenda

  1. Ratification of certification of necessity for videoconference/teleconference meeting (Chair).
  2. Approval of minutes of previous board meeting (Chair).
  3. Report on resignation of IG Derry Harper (Chair).
  4. Discussion of monthly report from the Office of Inspector General (Chair).
  5. Discussion of monthly report from the Office of Independent Police Monitor (Chair).
  6. Discussion of monthly report from the Ethics Trainer (Chair).
  7. Report of Executive Administrator and General Counsel (Chair).
  8. Discussion of ERB Peer Review.
  9. Vote on joining the COUNCIL ON GOVERNMENTAL ETHICS LAWS (COGEL), the leading organization of government ethics bodies and personnel.
  10. Adjournment (Chair).

For a PDF version of the agenda, with attachments, click here: ERB October 1, 2020 Agenda.

May 22, 2020 ERB Meeting

The City of New Orleans Ethics Review Board will meet on Friday, May 22, 2020 at 3:30 P.M. until approximately 5:30 P.M.

Location

Due to the COVID-19 emergency, the meeting will be held via Zoom Video Conference at https://loyno.zoom.us/j/98671292918 or dial (312) 626-6799 and enter meeting identification number 986 7129 2918. Members of the board and general public are welcome to use either means to “attend” the meeting.

Certification pursuant to State of Louisiana Executive Department Proclamation No. JBE 2020-30 Section 4 (March 16, 2020): The ERB will conduct this meeting by video conference and audio conference because the ERB would be otherwise unable to operate due to quorum requirements.

Agenda

  1. Approval of minutes of previous board meeting (Chair).
  2. Discussion of monthly report from the Office of Inspector General (Chair).
  3. Discussion of 2019 Annual Report of the Office of Inspector General (Chair).
  4. Discussion of monthly report from the Office of Independent Police Monitor (Chair).
  5. Vote on NACOLE peer review MOU (Chair).
  6. Discussion of monthly report from the Ethics Trainer (Chair).
  7. Report of Executive Administrator and General Counsel (Chair).
  8. Report on officer nominations for 2020-2021 (Mr. Brown).
  9. Adjournment (Chair).

A PDF of the agenda and all attachments, including monthly reports, is available here: PDF ERB Agenda.

April 22, 2020 ERB Meeting

The City of New Orleans Ethics Review Board will meet on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 3:30 P.M. until approximately 5:30 P.M.

Location

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the meeting will be held via Zoom Video Conference at https://loyno.zoom.us/j/99327798552 or by dialing in to (312) 626-6799 and entering Meeting ID No. 993 2779 8552. Members of the board and general public are welcome to use either means to “attend” the meeting.

Certification pursuant to State of Louisiana Executive Department Proclamation No. JBE 2020-30 Section 4 (March 16, 2020): The ERB will conduct this meeting by video conference and audio conference because the ERB would be otherwise unable to operate due to quorum requirements.

Agenda

  1. Approval of minutes of previous board meeting (Chair).
  2. Discussion of monthly report from the Office of Inspector General (Chair).
  3. Discussion of monthly report from the Office of Independent Police Monitor (Chair).
  4. Discussion of possible evaluators for OIPM 2020 peer review (Chair).
  5. Discussion of monthly report from the Ethics Trainer (Chair).
  6. Report of Executive Administrator and General Counsel (Chair).
  7. Report on officer nominations for 2020-2021 (Mr. Brown).
  8. Discussion of 2020 ERB Awards Program (Ricks).
  9. Adjournment (Chair).

A PDF of the agenda and all attachments, including monthly reports, is available here: PDF ERB Agenda.

Upcoming Ethics Training Sessions

The City of New Orleans Ethics Review Board Trainer will conduct the following ethics training sessions later this month:

August 28 – Mayor’s Office – 8:30 a.m.
August 29 – New Orleans Business Alliance – 8:30 a.m.
August 30 – New Orleans Business Alliance – 10:30 a.m.

All are welcome to attend, but space is limited. If you are interested in attending, please contact ethics trainer Toni Hackett at toni@hackett-group.com.