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COMPLIANCE OFFICE

  • Develop and distribute the Employee Code of Conduct
  • Facilitate legal compliance and guidance/training to county employees, elected officials, or the public, concerning issues related to the Code of Conduct, and ethical decision making
  • Process complaints for alleged violations of the county Code of Conduct, (both formal & informal) to ensure that they are routed to the proper person or body for resolution
  • Provide additional channels for citizens and employees to voice their concerns
  • Facilitate better decisions, and more effective relationships between county government, and the public it serves
  • Provide informal discussions with employees and the public in order to resolve issues before they escalate to a formal complaint
  • Administer Liquor License Hearings
  • Support the Metropolitan Detention Center off site sexual abuse reporting telephone lines under the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)

LEGAL

  • Render legal opinions
  • Review and approve documents
  • Assist in the drafting and implementation of county policies and procedures
  • Draft a variety of legal documents including contracts, ordinances, resolutions and joint powers agreements
  • Attend and provide legal advice at Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners, Board of Finance, and Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Governance Council meetings
  • Make staff available to advise county commissioners and county administration
  • Prosecute cases involving violations of county ordinances in Metropolitan Court
  • Educate and train county departments to prevent legal problems
  • Initiate and defend lawsuits in state and federal trial and appellate courts
  • Oversee and manage all outside litigation provided through the New Mexico Association of Counties

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What Strategic Plan Goals Do We Support?

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DEPARTMENT PERFORMANCE MEASURES AND OBJECTIVES


 

O32: Transition McClendon from litigation to implementation of settlement phase by domain (Legal)

Status: Needs Focus
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P70: Code enforcement complaints filed within 1 week (Legal)

Status: On Target
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P71: Sworn complaints resolved within 90 day timeframe (Compliance)

Status: On Target
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P72: Acknowledgement by county employees & Elected County Officials of Ethics Training and receiving copy of Code of Conduct (Compliance)

Status: Needs Focus
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P74: Agency requested training provided (Respond within 3 business days of request) (Legal)

Status: On Target
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P75: Contract review completed within 3 business days (Legal)

Status: On Target
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P76: Agenda items reviewed within 3 business days (Legal)

Status: Improving
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P77: All internal issues will be responded to within 3 business days (Compliance)

Status: On Target
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P78: Process Liquor License Applications with Compliance Office (Compliance)

Status: On Target
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