About Guam Ethics Commission

The Guam Ethics Commission is an independent and autonomous instrumentality within the Government of Guam, whose purpose is to hold officers and employees accountable to the Ethical standards established in Guam law. The Ethics Commission shall prescribe a process for receiving complaints, investigating the facts, conducting hearings, and rendering opinions on whether any violation of the standard of conduct for officials and employees have been violated.

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The Guam Ethics Commission's mandate is to uplift the public's confidence in government employees, programs, and operations by ensuring the practice and promotion of the highest standards of ethical behavior in the government of Guam.

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  • Calendar of Events and Announcements

    Announcements

    • May 2, 2024

      Request for Proposal - GETHC-RFP-002-24: Conflict Counsel Services

      GUAM ETHICS COMMISSION

      Kumisión i Ginihan Areklamenton Guåhan

      DUE DATE: May 16, 2024 | TIME: 9:00AM

      PLACE: 134 W. SOLEDAD AVE., BOH BLDG. SUITE 406, HAGATNA, GUAM 96910

      The RFP package will be available at the GETHC located at 134 W. Soledad Ave. BOH Building Suite 406, Hagåtña GU 96910 commencing on date of advertisement up to the due date as stated above and is available for download on the Guam Ethics Commission website here.

      Prospective offerors must register their current contact information with GETHC to ensure receipt of all notices regarding any changes or updates to the RFP. Fill out the RFP Registration Acknowledgement Receipt Form to register.  The procuring agency will not be liable for failure to provided notice to any party who did not register their current contact information. Please submit the completed from via email at [email protected]. For any questions, you may also call us at (671) 969-5625.

      For special accommodations or other assistance, please call the Guam Ethics Commission at (671) 969-5625.This ad was paid for with Guam Ethics Commission funds.

      Amendment #1

    • May 2, 2024

      Request for Proposal - GETHC-RFP-001-24: Ethics in Government Program Instructor

      GUAM ETHICS COMMISSION

      Kumisión i Ginihan Areklamenton Guåhan

      DUE DATE: May 16, 2024 | TIME: 9:00AM

      PLACE: 134 W. SOLEDAD AVE., BOH BLDG. SUITE 406, HAGATNA, GUAM 96910

      The RFP package will be available at the GETHC located at 134 W. Soledad Ave. BOH Building Suite 406, Hagåtña GU 96910 commencing on date of advertisement up to the due date as stated above and is available for download on the Guam Ethics Commission website here.

      Prospective offerors must register their current contact information with GETHC to ensure receipt of all notices regarding any changes or updates to the RFP. Fill out the RFP Registration Acknowledgement Receipt Form to register.  The procuring agency will not be liable for failure to provided notice to any party who did not register their current contact information. Please submit the completed from via email at [email protected]. For any questions, you may also call us at (671) 969-5625.

      For special accommodations or other assistance, please call the Guam Ethics Commission at (671) 969-5625.This ad was paid for with Guam Ethics Commission funds.

      Amendment #1

    • April 30, 2024

      Press Release: Guam Ethics Commission Releases Annual Summary of Opinions and Staff Achieve Professional Certification in Ethics & Compliance

      Hagåtña, GUAM — The Guam Ethics Commission has announced the release of its second edition of the summary of opinions publication at its regular meeting on Friday, April 26th. This report provides the community with an overview of the Commission's decisions, advisory opinions, and informal advisory opinions over the past year. It also includes data on the number of employees who have completed their required ethics training through the ethics in government program.

      In addition to the report, the Commission also shared updates on its recent cases. Twenty-five additional cases were filed and heard, with seven being referred to the Office of the Attorney General for further action and 18 being dismissed. This demonstrates the Commission's commitment to upholding ethical standards and promoting transparency in government.

      But that's not all - the Commission also announced that three of its staff members have obtained professional certification as Leadership Professionals in Ethics & Compliance (LPEC). Executive Director Jesse Quenga and Ethics Investigation and Compliance Officers Reuben Bugarin and Pamela Mabazza have all achieved this prestigious certification, offered by the Ethics & Compliance Initiative. This certification is designed for Ethics & Compliance professionals seeking to enhance their leadership skills and maintain excellence in their E&C programs.

      "Our staff earning the LPEC certification is more than a professional achievement; it shows our shared dedication to excellence and integrity in all aspects of our work.” said Commission Chairperson, Christopher Cruz. "This achievement highlights our strong commitment to maintaining the highest ethical standards while advancing the Commission's mission."

      The Guam Ethics Commission plays a crucial role in promoting ethical conduct and transparency in government. With the release of its annual summary of opinions and the achievement of professional certification by its staff, the Commission continues to demonstrate its commitment to upholding ethical standards and promoting a culture of integrity in the government of Guam.

      The summary of opinions can be downloaded from the Commission’s website at www.guamethics.com.

      Ethics 1: Guam Ethics Commission officials attend the Council on Governmental Ethics Laws (COGEL) 45th annual conference

      Ethics 1: Guam Ethics Commission officials attend the Council on Governmental Ethics Laws (COGEL) 45th annual conference. From far left, Jesse Quenga, executive director; Christopher Cruz, Commission Chairman; Meg Tyquiengco, Commission Vice-chairwoman; Daphne Leon Guerrero, Commissioner; Shannon Murphy, Commissioner; Reuben Bugarin, Ethics Investigation and Compliance Officer II.

    • April 19, 2024

      Notice of Regular Meeting

      GUAM ETHICS COMMISSION

      Kumisión i Ginihan Areklamenton Guåhan

      The Guam Ethics Commission regular meeting is to be conducted on Friday, April 26, 2024 at 12:30 p.m. at the GEthC conference room

      Suite 406 - 4 th Floor Bank of Hawaii Building in Hagåtña and Online Via Zoom.

      Meeting ID: 876 733 0322 Passcode: ethics

      The meeting will also be livestreamed on YouTube via:
      https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKnPm89nLvvK0d0kx0mtcgA
      https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9mEuPlRFZL2BUGBASU0imA

      AGENDA
      • Call to Order / Roll Call of Members
      • Approval of Minutes
        • January 26, 2024 – Regular Meeting
      • Executive Director's Report
      • Closed Proceedings - 4 GCA 15 §15401

        ETH-23-110-OT-201 | ETH-23-115-COI-202 | ETH-23-122-UT-201 | ETH-24-001-OT-202
        ETH-24-002-UT-202 | ETH-24-003-UT-202 | ETH-24-004-COI-201 | ETH-24-005-CI-201
        ETH-24-006-OT-201
      • Unfinished Business
        • Commission Boardsmanship Training / Education Program P.L. 32-031
        • Review and Approve Annual Executive Director Performance Evaluation and Pay Adjustment
      • New Business
        • Commission to Act on the Following Case: ETH-24-001-OT-202
        • Review and Approve GEthC Policy 8 – Continuity of Operations Policy
        • Review and Approve IFB No. GEthC 002-24 Conflict Counsel
        • Review and Approve Electronic Filing of Mandated Reports under the Public Official Disclosure Act 4 GCA Chapter 13
        • Consideration of EIGP Exemption Request from UOG PALS Faculty
        • Review and Approve FY 2024 Budget Realignment Plan
        • Cancellation of IFB No. GETHC-001-24 Telephone & Internet Services
        • Approval of Summary of Opinions Second Edition
      • Announcements
      • Adjournment

      For special accommodations or other assistance, please call the
      Guam Ethics Commission at (671) 969-5625.
      This ad was paid for with Guam Ethics Commission funds.

    • January 19, 2024

      Notice of Regular Meeting

      GUAM ETHICS COMMISSION

      Kumisión i Ginihan Areklamenton Guåhan

      The Guam Ethics Commission regular meeting is to be conducted on Friday, January 26, 2024 at 12:30 p.m. at the GEthC conference room

      Suite 406 - 4 th Floor Bank of Hawaii Building in Hagåtña and Online Via Zoom.

      Meeting ID: 876 733 0322 Passcode: ethics

      The meeting will also be livestreamed on YouTube via:
      https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKnPm89nLvvK0d0kx0mtcgA
      https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9mEuPlRFZL2BUGBASU0imA

      AGENDA
      • Call to Order / Roll Call of Members
      • Approval of Minutes
        • December 29, 2023 – Regular Meeting
      • Executive Director's Report
      • Closed Proceedings - 4 GCA 15 §15401

        ETH-23-110-OT-201 | ETH-23-115-COI-202 | ETH-23-122-UT-201 | ETH-24-001-OT-202
      • Unfinished Business
        • Resolution 2023-001 Commission Authority to Subpoena Witnesses, Administer Oaths, and Take Testimony Relating to Matters Before the Commission and Require the Production for Examination of any Books, Papers or Electronic Records Relative to any Matter Under Investigation or in Question Before the Commission; in Re Case No. Eth-23-122-UT-201
        • Review and Approve Annual Executive Director Performance Evaluation and Pay Adjustment
        • Commission Boardsmanship Training / Education Program P.L. 32-031
        • Review and Approve Fiscal Year 2025 Budget Request
      • New Business
        • Commission to Act on the Following Case: ETH-24-001-OT-202
        • Review and Approve Professional Membership Listing
        • Review Ethics in Government Program Training Fee for Fiscal Year 2024
        • Review and Approve Annual Performance Evaluation and Pay Adjustment of Staff
        • Election of Officers pursuant to GEthC Policy 4
      • Announcements
      • Adjournment

      For special accommodations or other assistance, please call the
      Guam Ethics Commission at (671) 969-5625.
      This ad was paid for with Guam Ethics Commission funds.