AUSTIN – Former Texas Ethics Commission Director David Reisman has joined the Texas Health and Human Services Commission as chief ethics officer.
"I created this position to help increase our emphasis on ethical behavior," said HHSC Executive Commissioner Kyle Janek. "As public servants, we must hold ourselves and our programs to high standards. We want strong policies, a good training program to make sure our employees know the rules, and a culture where people can elevate and discuss issues."
Reisman most recently worked at the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute (CPRIT) where he established an ethics program and a monitoring system for $1 billion in grants awarded by the agency.
Before his work with CPRIT, Reisman was executive director of the Texas Ethics Commission. He also served as special assistant to the general counsel of the United States Army, where he helped manage an ethics program.
In his new job, Reisman will work to create a comprehensive ethics training program for employees of the state’s five health and human services agencies and oversee staff who investigate alleged ethical violations and conflicts of interest.