King Sweeney, Town Board Announce Establishment Of Compliance Officer Post

Applications Being Accepted for New Town Position

Issued by: Council Member Erin King Sweeney

Hempstead Town Councilwoman Erin King Sweeney and the Town Board are lauding the Town of Hempstead Civil Service Commission for their unanimous creation of the position of Town Compliance Officer.  Councilwoman King Sweeney proposed the legislation for an oversight position as part of the Town’s ethics reform initiative last year and the legislation was passed by the Town Board in December, 2017.

“I commend the Commission for taking these positive, good-government steps to ensure ethics reform and transparency in the Town of Hempstead,” said King Sweeney. “This initiative is a step in the right direction toward ensuring transparency, openness and a strong vetting process for the review of town contracts and agreements.”

The new Compliance Officer will review all town contracts, and procurements for the purpose of identifying and preventing conflicts of interest, work and/or corruption involving contracts and procurements. This position will provide greater oversight over compliance with procurement guidelines and legal requirements.

“I look forward to the Commission beginning the process of screening qualified candidates for this important position,” stated Senior Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby.

For details about the position please visit https://toh.li/employment-services/compliance-officer-position. The position is full-time and subject to meeting job specifications established by the governing body of the Town.

“It is important to have an independent voice to recommend policies to promote greater efficiency and operations in town government,” added Councilman Anthony D’Esposito.

“I am proud to have led the way to restore trust and confidence in government,” concluded King Sweeney.  “I look forward to ensuring that we continue to act in the best interest of our residents.”