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Ethics and Transparency

County Executive Laura Curran leads by example when it comes to restoring faith in our Nassau County government. That’s why she made the decision to remove the executive’s name from signs in the county. Our parks belong to the residents of Nassau County. They should not broadcast the County Executive’s name.

County Executive Curran also issued an executive order barring any member of her staff, including department heads, commissioners, and deputies, from holding a leadership position in a political party.. Under the same order, all appointees are prohibited from contributing to or raising money for the County Executive's campaign committee. Additionally, County Executive Curran issued a zero-tolerance executive order for gift-giving among vendors and county employees.

As part of a broader contracting reform package, County Executive Curran also introduced several administrative measures to establish ethical standards and transparency within the contracting process itself. The program, Ethical Standards in Contracting, is overseen by the Deputy County Executive for Compliance and includes annual mandated compliance training to be required of all contracting officers. These measures, taken together, serve as another level of checks and balances on a county contracting and procurement process that oversees more than $1.3 billion in annual contracts.