The Commission provides free educational seminars and webinars* for public agencies and their employees explaining how the conflict of interest law governs the conduct of municipal, county and state employees. Some of the topics covered at these informative sessions include the rules regarding gifts, outside employment, contracting with public entities, acting on matters in which family members and business associates have a financial interest, leaving government to work for companies which conduct business with the town, county or commonwealth and disclosing appearances of conflicts of interest.
If your agency or municipality wishes to host a conflict of interest law seminar, a minimum of 30 attendees is required. Seminars can be held in the mornings, afternoons or early evenings. For groups that cannot guarantee a minimum of 30 attendees, the Commission can also present the seminar via webinar. Please contact David Giannotti at 617-371-9505 or David.Giannotti@state.ma.us for more information and to schedule a seminar.
The Commission regularly offers conflict of interest law seminars at its office, located at Room 619, One Ashburton Place, Boston. Please contact the Commission at 617-371-9500 if you are interested in sponsoring a seminar at your facility or in attending one of the Commission's in-house training sessions.
* Attendance at a seminar or webinar is voluntary, and does not substitute for the statutorily required conflict of interest law education and training (receipt of the summary of the law and completing the online training program).