Freedom of Information (FOIA) and Ethics
The Freedom of Information Act entitles the public to full and complete information regarding the affairs of government and the official acts of public officials and public employees. Public records may be viewed and/or copied upon request.
Code of Ethics
The County of Washtenaw has a rigid code of ethics for its employees. The Purchasing Manager, Buyers, or any County staff shall not accept gifts or gratuities. While the Purchasing Manager, Buyers, or staff may lunch with vendors, they are encouraged to pay their own bills. There are occasions however, where it would be improper if staff were not to participate in a luncheon, where they and vendors are both in attendance.