20.03.010 Responsibility of public office.
Public officials and employees are agents of public purpose and hold office for the benefit of the public. They are bound to uphold the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Wisconsin and to carry out impartially the laws of the nation, state and county, and to observe in their official acts the highest standards of ethics and to discharge faithfully the duties of their office regardless of personal considerations, recognizing that the public interest must be their primary concern. Their conduct in their official actions is to be above reproach so as to foster respect for all government.
All current employees and job applicants and any individual applying for membership on a County board or commission shall be given notice of the fact that they will be subject to the provisions of this Code of Ethics, any financial disclosure requirements that they will be subject to and the need to reveal any potential or actual conflict of interests. [Code § 20.03-1, 2018.]