Welcome to the State Ethics Commission website!

The State Ethics Commission’s website has been designed to provide a look consistent with that of the other websites in the Mass.Gov portal.  On the website, you will find information about the Commission, the conflict of interest and financial disclosure laws, educational materials that clarify the laws, as well as publicly available advisories, legal opinions and enforcement matters. You can download a conflict of interest law disclosure form, learn more about the conflict of interest law education and training requirements, access the summaries of the law which are distributed to public employees each year (also available in Spanish and Portuguese) and view the lists of public employees who have filed conflict of interest law disclosures with the Commission.  Links to the conflict of interest law online training programs and the financial disclosure law electronic filing application are easily accessible from the website, and the Commission’s regulations, including the regulatory exemptions to the gift restrictions and certain other sections of the conflict of interest law, are also available.

Thank you for visiting the State Ethics Commission’s website.  If you have any comments or suggestions about the website, you can submit them online to eth-feedback@massmail.state.ma.us.

SFI ELECTRONIC FILING SYSTEM

CY 2016 SFI Filing Season Now Open

The filing season for Statements of Financial Interests (SFIs) for calendar year (CY) 2016 is now open.  Filers may file a CY 2016 SFI using the Commission’s electronic filing system.  An email with a User ID and a password  was sent to each filer who had a valid and current email address in the system.  Electronic filing instructions and information/updates for filers are available on the Commission’s website and the Filer Dashboard. 

 Filers are strongly encouraged to file electronically.  For those who wish to file manually, a printable PDF version of the CY 2016 SFI form is available under SFI Resources..

The filing deadlines for SFIs for CY 2016 are as follows:

  • CY 2016 SFI Filing Deadline for public employees (appointed) is  Monday, May 1, 2017
  • CY 2016 SFI Filing Deadline for public officials (elected) is Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Filers needing technical assistance with their filing should contact: Robert Milt (Financial Disclosure Administrator and Analyst) at 617-371-9512, Robert.Milt@state.ma.us; or Tony Webb (Information Technology Specialist) at 617-371-9526, Tony.Webb@state.ma.us.  Filers needing any other type of assistance should contact: Lauren Duca (Deputy Chief/SFI) at 617-371-9503, Lauren.Duca@state.ma.us.

Public Access Module

The SFI application also has a feature to allow the public to view redacted SFIs using the public inspection module.  This module is in the final stages of testing and should be available within the next several weeks.  Until that time, to request an SFI, please contact the Commission at 617-371-9500.