City launches ethics website

Take a look at the city's new ethics website, which they're calling IntegrityWorks. The site operates more or less as an employee and citizen guide to Philadelphia's sometimes confusing patchwork of ethics regulations and enforcement agencies/offices.

The city's press release on the new resource can be seen below.



Philadelphia, April 9, 2010 – Today Mayor Michael A. Nutter and Chief Integrity Officer Joan L. Markman launched a new City website called IntegrityWorks ( The site is designed to make various State and City ethics rules that apply to City officials, employees, and citizens fully accessible to all. Among the resources the site offers is helpful advice on navigating potential situations, explanations for why City ethics policies exist, and links to information from other ethics authorities around the City.

“I firmly believe that most Philadelphians want to do the right and ethical thing, and by putting all the rules in one place, with links to offices that enforce them, and illustrations of common situations in which the rules apply, the IntegrityWorks website is an important resource to guide decisions of people who work for, live in, or do business with the City of Philadelphia."

"Good ethics is good business. People want to live, work, and do business with a city that provides services and business opportunities in a way that's not compromised by financial conflicts of interest, favoritism, or political considerations,” said Chief Integrity Officer Markman. “This site makes those expectations clear and provides a tool for the City to achieve them."

This website furthers the Mayor’s goal of increasing ethics and transparency in City government. Now all Philadelphians including City employees, City boards and commissions members, elected City officials, City vendors, and the public can access plainly written explanations of the City’s various statutes and regulations governing ethics.

The website was constructed with help from Mercer, Workforce Communications and Change Group which provided communications and technical support. Mercer was paired with this project through the Mayor’s Public Sector Taskforce.