Chapter 176 of the Texas Local Government Code requires the filing of conflict of interest questionnaires by certain individuals and businesses. This law became effective January 1, 2006.
The questionnaires require disclosures describing certain family, business, employment, and gift giving relationships, if any, the filers may have with the Board of Trustees and the Executive Director.
The law applies to:
- businesses and individuals who contract with the City of Austin Employees' Retirement System,
- businesses and individuals who seek to contract with the City of Austin Employees’ Retirement System, (regardless of whether a bidder is awarded the contract), and
- agents who, when dealing with the City of Austin Employees’ Retirement System, represent a business or individual that contracts or seeks to contract with the City of Austin Employees’ Retirement System.
Please click here for a copy of the law.
Please click here for a copy of Attorney General’s Opinion GA-0446 which addresses certain questions concerning the law.
Please click here for a copy of COA ERS Board Approved Policy D-6 Disclosure of Certain Relationship.
Please click here for a copy of the Vendor Conflict of Interest Questionnaire.
If you have questions about compliance, please consult your own legal counsel. Compliance is the individual responsibility of each individual, business, and agent who is subject to the law’s filing requirement.
Questionnaires may be submitted electronically via email to email@example.com
Click here for Conflict of Interest Questionnaires and Conflict Disclosure Statements filed with COA ERS.