Scope of Responsibilities
The ethics officer for IDOC provides guidance to officers and employees in the department on how to interpret and implement the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act. Officers and employees of the department may, in good faith, legally rely upon the opinion of the ethics officer. Opinions of the ethics officer are based on legal precedent in court decisions, opinions of the Illinois attorney general and findings and opinions of the Executive Ethics Commission, whenever possible.
In addition to providing ethics-related opinions, the ethics officer is the department’s liaison with the Office of Executive Inspector General and the Executive Ethics Commission. The ethics officer is also responsible for reviewing statements of economic interest and disclosure forms of officers, senior employees and contract monitors.