Code of the District of Columbia

§ 4–671.03. Qualifications.

(a) The Ombudsperson shall:

(1) Be a person of recognized judgment, objectivity, and integrity, and qualified by training or experience to analyze problems of law, administration, and public policy;

(2) Possess experience in the field of social work, counseling, healthcare, mediation, law, policy, or public administration or auditing, accounting, or other investigative field;

(3) Have management experience that demonstrates an ability to hire and supervise qualified staff; and

(4) Become a member of the United States Ombudsman Association ("USOA") and, upon appointment, attend the new ombudsman training offered by USOA.

(b) The Ombudsperson shall not:

(1) Participate in partisan political activities;

(2) Be a candidate for or hold any other elective or appointive government office; or

(3) Engage in any other occupation, business, or profession that may detract from the performance of the Ombudsperson's duties or result in a conflict of interest or an appearance of impropriety or partiality with the duties of the Ombudsperson.