In addition to their obligations under the Providence Code of Ethics, all City employees and officials are subject to the Rhode Island Code of Ethics in Government.
Conduct governed by the State Code of Ethics includes:
Conflicts of Interest
Nepotism and Favoritism
Gifts and Honoraria
Use of Public Property and Confidential Information
Acting as an Agent or Attorney
Appearances Before Your Own Agency
Transactions with Subordinates
The Rhode Island Ethics Commission has prepared a number of guides and resources to aid public officials in their understanding of their obligations under the Code:
Guide to the Code
How to Recuse
Moonlighting, Public Employees and Officials Undertaking Other Employment
Revolving Door and Post-Public Employment
The entire code may be found here
If you are a City employee or official looking for guidance as to your obligations under the Rhode Island Code of Ethics in Government, you may contact the Rhode Island Ethics Commission directly at (401) 222-3790 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or you may contact the City’s Municipal Integrity Officer, Kate Sabatini, at (401) 680-5333 or by email at email@example.com.