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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois
 

DuPage County Ethics Ordinance and Ethics Commission

DuPage County is committed to maintaining an ethical environment for its dealings within and outside of the County offices. The DuPage County Board has adopted an ordinance that provides direction for the ethical conduct of the Chairman, County Board Members and County employees under County Board jurisdiction that are to be followed in conducting the business of DuPage County. View the Ethics Ordinance (PDF)

Other Constitutional Elected Offices are not required to follow the same ordinance as the County Board Jurisdiction Departments. These offices may or may not have adopted their own Ethics Policies, or may have adopted the Illinois State Officials and Employees Ethics Act.

    View Ethics Ordinance Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    View Contractor information for contractors or vendors seeking to do business with the County.

    How to File an Ethics Compliant

    If any employee reasonably believes that evidence exists that a violation of the Ethics Ordinance has occurred, it should immediately be brought to the attention of the DuPage County Investigator General:

    Ethics Complaint Form (PDF)

    Ethics complaints should be submitted in writing to:

    Gregory Vaci, DuPage County Investigator General
    421 N. County Farm Road
    Wheaton, IL 60187

    investigatorgeneral@dupageco.org

    Complaints must be in writing, signed by the person filing the complaint and shall describe in detail the violation including a list of all witnesses to the violation. It must include Complainant's name and contact information, including their mailing address, telephone number and e-mail address, if any. The complainant must describe why they believe this is a violation of the DuPage County Ethics Ordinance.

    Whistleblower Protection

    Any person who, acting in good faith, submits a complaint pursuant to the Ethics Ordinance shall have all of the protections against retaliation afforded to a whistleblower under the provisions of the Ordinance and the laws of the State of Illinois, and his or her identity shall be kept confidential and may not be disclosed without his or her consent, unless the disclosure of the person's identity is otherwise required by law.  However, the disclosure of the identity of a complainant in any capacity other than as the source of an allegation is not prohibited, and, notwithstanding any other provision of the Ordinance or the laws of the State of Illinois, the Investigator General is authorized to, as he or she deems appropriate, provide any and all information, including the identity of a complainant, to any administrative or law enforcement agency with jurisdiction to investigate any suspected criminality or other impropriety that may come to his or her attention.  Should any of adverse action or retaliation occur as a result of a report, it should be immediately reported to the DuPage County Investigator General.

    Ethics Commission

    Visit the Ethics Commission page for more information.

    Ethics Adviser

    Visit the Ethics Adviser page for more information.