A: A complaint can be filed against a County public servant.
County public servant means a person elected, selected, appointed, or employed, as defined below, even if the person has not yet qualified for, or assumed the duties of office:
A complaint can be filed against a County Officer.
County Officer means county judge, county commissioner, county attorney, sheriff, county tax assessor-collector, county clerk, district clerk, county treasurer, county auditor, county purchasing agent, and constable, and the 34th Judicial District Attorney when performing an El Paso County governmental function; or
A complaint can be filed against a County Employee.
County Employee means persons employed by the county or by a county officer; assistant district attorneys of the 34th Judicial District Attorney when performing an El Paso County governmental function; and persons employed in the judicial branch of the county government who are not elected or appointed judges and who are not subject to the Code of Judicial Conduct.
A complaint can be filed against a person appointed by the commissioners court or by a county officer to a position on one of the following, whether the position is compensated or not: an authority, board, bureau, commission, committee, council, department, district, division, or office of the county including, but not limited to the following:
El Paso County Hospital District Board
El Paso County Civil Service Commission
Emergency Service District 1
Emergency Service District 2
El Paso County Housing Finance Corporation
El Paso County Risk Pool Board
Sheriff´s Dept. Civil Service Commission
El Paso Mission Trail Zoning and Planning Commission
El Paso County Housing Authority Board
El Paso County Historical Commission
El Paso County Ethics Commission
El Paso County Revolving Loan Board
Veterans Advisory Board; or
a multi–jurisdictional board including, but not limited to the following:
Central Appraisal District
E911 Enhanced Communication Board
Emergence Health Network Board
Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone Number 5 (TIRZ);
Only those persons appointed to the multi-jurisdictional boards by El Paso County are subject to the Code. Persons appointed by other entities are not subject to the Code.
A complaint can be filed against an attorney at law, including the 34th Judicial District Attorney or his assistant prosecutors, or a notary public, when participating in the performance of a county governmental function. This provision does not include an attorney at law when exercising prosecutorial discretion or the marshalling or allocation of prosecutorial resources, which are state governmental functions.
County governmental functions include the activities regulated by the following Sections: Procurement, Conflict of Interest in Employment Practices, Outside Employment, Post Employment Restrictions, Gifts and/or Benefits, Statement of Financial Interest, Political Activity, Reporting Violations of the Code of Ethics, Training, and Lobbyists.
A complaint can be filed against a candidate for nomination or election to an elected county office; or
A complaint can be filed against a person who is performing a governmental function under a claim of right although the person is not legally qualified or authorized to do so.
A complaint can be filed against a person while serving as an appointed review officer on a standing preliminary review committee.