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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.

February 8, 2021 ERB Meeting

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

Zoom 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.
  2. Approval of minutes of previous board meeting.
  3. Discussion of monthly report from the Office of Inspector General.
  4. Discussion of monthly report from the Office of Independent Police Monitor.
  5. Report of Executive Administrator and General Counsel.
    • Report on status of RFP for executive search firm for new Inspector General
    • Report on status of creation of ethics trainer classified position.
    • Other.
  6. Discussion of annual 360-degree evaluations of OIG and OIPM.
  7. Discussion of BGR report on ERB.
  8. Discussion and vote on request for budgetary information to be included on monthly reports of OIG and OIPM, and inter-agency funds transfers.
  9. Discussion of ERB Annual Awards program.
  10. Executive Session. Discussion of investigative proceedings regarding allegations of misconduct pursuant to La. Rev. Stat. § 42:17(A)(4).
  11. Adjournment.

For a PDF version of the agenda with all attachments, click here: ERB February 8, 2021 Agenda.

December 28, 2020 ERB Meeting

The City of New Orleans Ethics Review Board will meet on Monday, December 28, 2020 at 3:30 P.M.

Video Conference

The board will conduct this meeting via Zoom Video Conference and Telephone Conference at:
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 and vote on 2021 board meeting dates (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 and vote on ethics training position: contractor vs. employee (Chair).
  7. Report of Executive Administrator and General Counsel (Chair).
  8. Executive Session. Discussion of investigative proceedings regarding allegations of misconduct pursuant to La. Rev. Stat. § 42:17(A)(4). (A separate link will be provided privately to board members for this meeting.)
  9. Adjournment (Chair).

For a PDF version of the agenda, including all attachments, click here: https://www.nolaerb.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/2020-12-28-ERB-Agenda.pdf

November 16, 2020 ERB Meeting

The City of New Orleans Ethics Review Board will meet on Monday, November 16, 2020 at 3:30 P.M.

The board will conduct this meeting via Zoom Video Conference and Telephone Conference at the following links/numbers:
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. Update on transition to Interim IG (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 and vote on search protocol for new Inspector General (Chair and Ms. Calderon).
  7. Discussion and vote on RFP to retain IG search firm at a cost of $50,000 or less (Chair).
  8. Discussion of Ethics Training Position: Contractor vs. Employee (Chair).
  9. Report of Executive Administrator and General Counsel (Chair).
  10. Executive Session. Discussion of investigative proceedings regarding allegations of misconduct pursuant to La. Rev. Stat. § 42:17(A)(4). Link to be provided to Board members only.
  11. Adjournment (Chair).

For the full agenda with all attachments, click here: ERB Agenda for November 16, 2020.

October 26, 2020 ERB Meeting

The City of New Orleans Ethics Review Board will meet on Monday, October 26, 2020, at 3:30 P.M. The board will conduct this meeting via Zoom Video Conference and Telephone Conference.

Zoom 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. Discussion of monthly report from the Office of Inspector General (Chair).
  4. Discussion of monthly report from the Office of Independent Police Monitor (Chair).
  5. Discussion of monthly report from the Ethics Trainer (Chair).
  6. Extended report of past activities of Ethics Trainer (Chair).
  7. Discussion of search process for new Inspector General (Chair).
  8. Discussion and vote on proposed amendment to City of New Orleans Code of Ordinances to
    permit hiring of current inspector general employees within the State of Louisiana as City of
    New Orleans Inspector General.
  9. Report of Executive Administrator and General Counsel (Chair).
  10. Adjournment (Chair).

For the agenda in PDF format with all reports and other attachments, click here: https://www.nolaerb.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/2020-10-26-ERB-Agenda.pdf

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.

September 4, 2020 ERB Meeting

The City of New Orleans Ethics Review Board will meet on Friday, September 4, 2020 at 1:30 P.M. The meeting was previously scheduled for Monday, August 31, 2020.

The board will conduct this public 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

COVID Emergency 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 monthly report from the Office of Independent Police Monitor (Chair).
  5. Discussion of monthly report from the Ethics Trainer (Chair).
  6. Report of Executive Administrator and General Counsel (Chair).
  7. Vote to hold executive session (two-thirds of members present required) (Chair).
  8. Executive Session. To join the executive session click here: https://loyno.zoom.us/j/94458781250?pwd=Tng1V3dmMTNvaUxKRk9BZ1haZGVXdz09. The Passcode will be provided to attendees by the ERB Executive Administrator. Advance registration for Zoom is required to assure confidentiality.
    1. Discussion of the character, professional competence, or physical or mental health of a person pursuant to La. Rev. Stat. § 42:17(A)(1).
  9. Reconvening of public meeting to take final action on any matters discussed in Executive Session (Chair).
  10. Adjournment (Chair).

For a PDF version of the agenda with all attachments, including monthly reports, click here: September 4, 2020 ERB Agenda.

July 27, 2020 ERB Meeting

The Ethics Review Board of the City of New Orleans will meet on Monday, July 27, 2020 at 3:30 P.M. – 5:30 P.M. The board will conduct this meeting via Zoom Video Conference and Telephone Conference.

Video and Telephone Conference Links

Video Conference Link: https://loyno.zoom.us/j/92804981998.

Telephone Conference Dial-In Number: 1-301-715-8592; ID No. 928 0498 1998

The board will certify 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. 83 JBE 2020 § 1 (Jun. 25, 2020) (providing that “statewide public health emergency is declared to continue to exist”).

Agenda

  1. Ratification of certification of necessity for videoconference and 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 monthly report from the Office of Independent Police Monitor (Chair).
  5. Discussion of monthly report from the Ethics Trainer (Chair).
  6. Report of Executive Administrator and General Counsel (Chair).
  7. Vote to hold executive session (two-thirds of members present required) (Chair).
  8. Executive Session. To join the executive session click here: https://loyno.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMpdu6orz8uGNKL2JfKPsBOvp17W2lk-zQr. Advance registration for Zoom is required to assure confidentiality.
    • Discussion of the character, professional competence, or physical or mental health of a person pursuant to La. Rev. Stat. § 42:17(A)(1).
    • Discussion of investigative proceedings regarding allegations of misconduct pursuant to La. Rev. Stat. § 42:17(A)(4).
  9. Reconvening of public meeting to take final action on any matters discussed in Executive Session (Chair).
  10. Adjournment (Chair).

For a PDF version of the agenda with all attachments, including monthly reports from the OIPM, click here: ERB July 2020 Meeting Agenda

July 24, 2020 Meeting of QARAC for the OIPM

The City of New Orleans Quality Assurance Review Advisory Committee for the Office of the Independent Police Monitor will conduct its annual meeting on Friday, July 24, 2020, at 1:00 P.M.

Video Conference Link

The committee will conduct its meeting via Zoom Video Conference at this URL: https://loyno.zoom.us/j/98709375813. The meeting can also be joined by telephone by dialing 301-715-8592 and entering Meeting ID: 987 0937 5813.

Agenda

  1. Call to order. (Janet Hoeffel, Chair QARAC OIPM).
  2. Vote on need to conduct meeting via video conference due to COVID-19 emergency.
  3. Presentation of and comments concerning the 2020 Annual Report of the QARAC OIPM (Members of the QARAC OIPM).
  4. Presentation and comments by OIPM (IPM Susan Hutson and her Representatives).
  5. Additional comments and questions by members of the QARAC OIPM and OIPM.
  6. Public comments and questions.
  7. Adjournment.

For the agenda in PDF format with the QARAC report and the response by the OIPM, click here: QARAC for OIPM 2020 Meeting Agenda, Report, and Response