Commonwealth of Massachusetts
STATE ETHICS COMMISSION
John W. McCormack Office Building 
One Ashburton Place, Room 619
Boston, Massachusetts 02108-1501
PHONE: 617-371-9500 or 888-485-4766  FAX: 617-723-5851

www.mass.gov/ethics

 

MEETING NOTICE

 

Date:  Thursday, September 19, 2013

Time:  12:30 p.m.

Place:  One Ashburton Place, 10th floor, Human Resources Division, Video Conference Room

 

MEETING AGENDA

 

PUBLIC SESSION 

 

1.  CALL TO ORDER

 

2.  MINUTES

Review and approve the public and executive session minutes of the meeting of August 2, 2013 – Vote Requested.

 

3.  EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT

           

4.  PUBLIC EDUCATION DIVISION MATTERS

Memorandum is enclosed describing Public Education Division activities for the months of July and August 2013.

 

5.  PETITION FOR THE ADOPTION OF A REGULATION

Consider a petition for the adoption of a regulation submitted by 12 individuals pursuant to G.L. c. 30A, § 4. 

a.  Presentation by petitioners.

b.  Discussion and consideration by Commission.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

6.  SECTION 7-RELATED ADVICE AND COMPLAINTS

Discussion of confidential advice and enforcement matters involving Section 7. 

 

PUBLIC SESSION

 

7.  PETITION FOR THE ADOPTION OF A REGULATION

 

8.  LEGAL DIVISION MATTERS

(a) Revised Advisory 13-1, Making and Receiving Recommendations for Employment – Vote Requested.

(b) Division metrics.

(c) Special Projects.

(d) Adjudicatory matters schedule. 

(e) Litigation status update.

 

9.  ENFORCEMENT DIVISION MATTERS

Investigations Unit - metrics report.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

10.  ENFORCEMENT DIVISION MATTERS

(a) Investigations Unit report.

(b) Enclosed for review and/or action are:  Cases deferred; preliminary inquiry recommendations and reports; summons authorization requests; disposition agreements; public education letters and private compliance letters.

 

11.  LEGAL DIVISION MATTERS

Summaries of selected informal opinions are enclosed.

 

12.  ADJUDICATORY MATTERS

Adjudicatory proceedings status report.

 

13.  ADJOURN

 

Notice Posted:  September 13, 2013