OFFICE OF THE COUNTY COUNSEL - REPORT OF IMPROPER GOVERNMENTAL ACTIVITY INVOLVING COUNTY GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS, COUNTY OFFICERS OR EMPLOYEES
Chapter VII of Division A25 of the County of Santa Clara Ordinance Code provides for the reporting of improper governmental activity by County officers and employees.
The County of Santa Clara has a paramount interest in protecting the integrity of its governmental institutions. To further this interest, individuals should be encouraged to report to the Board of Supervisors and the County Counsel possible violations of laws, regulations and rules governing the conduct of County officers and employees.
Any retaliation or reprisal by any County officer or employee against any complainant or informant is strictly prohibited; provided, however, if it is determined that a complaint was filed by a County employee in bad faith, said employee may be subject to appropriate disciplinary action. This prohibition against retaliation is in addition to the protections contained in Labor Code section 1102.5, and any amendment thereto.
Any person who believes that a County employee or officer has engaged in improper governmental activity - such as, but not limited to, violating local campaign finance laws, conflict of interest laws, or governmental ethics; misusing County resources; or using a County position to advance a private interest - should report improper financial activity to the Office of the County Counsel.
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