Village of Elm Grove, WI
Waukesha County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Elm Grove 11-9-1981. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose of this standard of conduct is to enable public officials and employees to conduct themselves In a manner that will tend to preserve public confidence in and respect for the government of the Village.
The terms used in this standard are defined as follows:
FINANCIAL INTEREST
Any interest which shall yield, directly or indirectly, a monetary or other material benefit (other than the duly authorized salary or compensation for his or her services to the Village) to the official or employee or to any person employing or retaining the services of the official or employee.
OFFICIAL OR EMPLOYEE
Any person elected or appointed to, or employed or retained by, any public office or public body of the Village, whether paid or unpaid and whether part time or full time.
PERSONAL INTEREST
Any interest arising from blood or marriage relationships or from close business or political association, whether or not any financial interest is involved.
PUBLIC BODY
Any agency, board, body, commission, committee, department or office of the Village.
A. 
Financial or personal interest. No official or employee, either on his or her own behalf or on behalf of any other person, shall have any financial or personal interest in any business or transaction with any public body in the Village unless he or she shall first make full public disclosure of the nature and extent of such interest.
B. 
Disclosure and disqualification. Whenever the performance of his or her official duties requires any official or employee to deliberate and vote on any matter involving or appearing to involve his or her financial or personal interest, he or she shall publicly disclose the nature and extent of such interest and disqualify himself or herself from voting.
C. 
Incompatible employment. No official or employee shall engage in private employment with, or render service for, any private person who has business transactions with any public body of the Village unless he or she shall first make full public disclosure of the nature and extent of such employment or services.
D. 
Representation of private persons. No official or employee shall use or attempt to use his or her official position to secure special privileges or exemptions for himself or herself or others except as may be otherwise provided by law.
E. 
Gifts. Except when injured within the scope of employment or afflicted by a life-threatening illness while holding public office or Village employment, no official or employee or immediate member of such person’s family shall accept from anyone any gift, whether in the form of money, thing, favor, loan or promise, hospitality or entertainment, that would not be offered or given to him or her if he or she were not an official or employee.
[Amended 6-23-2009
F. 
No official or employee shall use or permit the use of any privileged or nonpublic information obtained in the course of his or her official duties to advance the financial or personal interest of himself or herself or any other person.
[Added 12-11-2000; amended 7-26-2005]
Any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter or any rule or regulation made under this chapter shall be subject to a penalty as provided in § 1-16 of this Code, except that the forfeiture shall not be less than $100.
[Added 8-13-2001]
A. 
The Village Manager shall direct the background investigations, including criminal history checks, of all candidates for any Village official or employee positions.
B. 
Temporary part-time employee candidates shall be subject to Subsection A at the discretion of the Village Manager.
C. 
The Village President shall direct the background investigation of any candidate for the position of Village Manager.