To: Members of the Ethics Commission
From: LeeAnn Pelham, Executive Director
Subject: Executive Director’s Report for the October 19, 2018 Commission Meeting
This report provides various programmatic and operational highlights to date since the last monthly Executive Director’s Report.
On October 1, 2018, we welcomed Maria “Connie” Jozami to the Commission’s Engagement and Compliance division as a temporary staff member. In her role as a Junior Management Assistant, Connie will be assisting with filer support and front-office functions related to the November election. Connie previously worked as a Voter Data Coordinator with the Department of Elections, where she supported voting operations for the June and November election cycles.
The application period for five other permanent positions with the Commission closed on September 21, 2018. Each of these positions is now in the exam phase of our hiring process.
Table 1 -Status of Ethics Commission Positions in Hiring Process
|Position Working Title||Division||Status||Type||Job Class Title/No|
|Principal Program Manager||Engagement & Compliance||Exam phase.||Vacancy/non-exempt||Principal Administrative Analyst (1824)|
|Principal Program Manager||Audits||Exam phase.||Reclass of vacant position/non-exempt||Principal Administrative Analyst (1824)|
|Senior Program Administrator||Engagement & Compliance||Exam phase.||New/non-exempt||Senior Administrative Analyst (1823)|
|Policy Analyst||Policy||Exam phase.||Vacancy/non-exempt||Administrative Analyst (1822)|
|Senior Investigative Analyst||Enforcement & Legal Affairs||Exam phase.||Vacancy/non-exempt||Senior Administrative Analyst (1823)|
Office Renovation Update
The first phase of the Ethics Commission’s office space update was completed as planned at our permanent location at 25 Van Ness. This included modification of our front office reception area and staff workspace areas, where new work stations were installed in a modified layout to accommodate our current staffing level. With our front office operations now back from City Hall at our permanent location effective October 4th, our office space is now functional. Updates of the conference room and back offices will be completed in the coming weeks, as we continue to work closely with the Department of Real Estate and the Department of Public Works to successfully complete this project.
We greatly appreciate the invaluable support and assistance provided by our City partners, particularly the Controller’s Office and the Department of Real Estate, in enabling us to provide seamless service to the public by allowing us to use their office space as our temporary location.
Table 2 shows the revenues received by the Commission during the fiscal year that began on July 1, 2018, as of October 12, 2018.
Table 2- Summary of FY 2018-19 Revenues
|Source||FY 18-19 Budgeted Amount||FY 18-19 Receipts as of Oct. 12, 2018|
|Lobbyist Registration Fees||$85,000||$12,750|
|Campaign Consultants Fees||$7,000||$3,000|
|Contact Lobbyist and Other e.g., copies made by public||$2,450||$2,500|
|Statement of Economic Interests Filings-Late Fees||$1,250||$100|
|Campaign Consultant Fines||$2,000||$100|
|Campaign Finance Fines (includes late fees and forfeitures)||$50,000||$19,566|
|Ethics, Other/ Administrative Fines Levied by the Commission||$7,500||$22,230|
|Major Developer Fee||$0||$3,000|
I look forward to answering any questions about this report at your upcoming meeting.