The Cuyahoga County Agency of Inspector General's Mission is to promote honesty and accountability in County Government. To this end, we commit to you that if you report an allegation of wrongdoing to our Agency it will be fully investigated and when appropriate a referral for further governmental intervention or internal discipline will be made. It is no longer business as usual in Cuyahoga County. This is about a change in the way we do business. We owe it to ourselves, to the taxpayers and to the residents of the county to engage in business practices of the highest ethical standards.

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Nepotism & Conflict of Interest Statement

The Cuyahoga County Code prohibits elected officials, employees or board members, either individually or as a member of a body, from:

  • Participating in any decision specifically to appoint, hire, promote, discipline, or discharge a relative for any position of the County. 
  • Supervising a relative in the performance of the relative’s official powers and duties.
  • Securing any public contract in which the individual, a member of the individual’s family, or any of the individual’s business associates has an interest in violation of Ohio Revised Code Section 2921.42.

County Code defines a Relative as:

  • An individual’s spouse, domestic partner, parent, grandparent step-parent, sibling, step-sibling, sibling’s spouse, child, grandchild, step-child, uncle, aunt, nephew, niece, first cousin, or household member, and persons having any of these relationships to the spouse or domestic partner of said individual. 

All employees are required to disclose Relatives, all private business interests and associates involved with any matter before the County. All disclosures must be resubmitted to the AIG if any of the reported information changes or any new relationships develop. 

All County employees must submit a form even if no relatives or business associates work for Cuyahoga County.

For your convenience, the AIG has created the digital form below.  The submitted form will be forwarded to Human Resources as well as the AIG and you will receive a confirmation email after submission. 

Please direct any inquiries to igregistration@cuyahogacounty.us or (216) 698-2101.

Nepotism & Conflict of Interest Statement

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