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. The Ethics Commission will do this by creating outreach programs for ethics in government and ensure compliance and enforcement of ethics and lobbying laws on Guam. In order to accomplish the mission of the Guam Ethics Commission, it shall clearly inform candidates for public office, public employees, and other officials and members of the public of existing ethics laws and rules; recommend new laws, rules, and programs that will lead to ethics compliance, serve as a model for other elected and appointed officials and government employees, and faithfully adhere to its own Code of Ethics.
Our Goals and Objectives
To ensure the public’s trust in the government the Guam Ethics Commission:
What We Do
Informal Guidance on all aspects of the Guam Ethics Code, including the following:
Formal Guidance: The Commission can also issue formal Advisory Opinions upon request. If you are considering a formal request for guidance, please contact our office and we will guide you through the process.
Following the enactment of Public Law 36-25, all Government of Guam employees must attend and complete the Ethics in Government Program hosted by the Guam Ethics Commission. To schedule for training, please see our schedule for the upcoming Ethics in Government Program or call our office at (671) 969-5625, we will be more than happy to work with you.
Ensuring Compliance with Disclosure Laws
All financial disclosure statements filed by Government of Guam officials will be maintained by the Guam Ethics Commission during the term of office of the employee, and for a period of three years thereafter. These filing requirements help provide transparency and accountability in our government. The Commission ensures that Government of Guam officials comply with these laws.
Enforcing Ethics Laws
The Commission can receive and review complaints and conduct confidential investigations concerning potential violations. (Pending Ethics Complaint Procedure). If you suspect a possible violation of the Guam Ethics Code, you can call us at (671) 969-5625, or email us at [email protected].