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
Date: Thursday, September 19, 2013
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Place: One Ashburton Place, 10th floor, Human Resources Division, Video Conference Room
1. CALL TO ORDER
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.
6. SECTION 7-RELATED ADVICE AND COMPLAINTS
Discussion of confidential advice and enforcement matters involving Section 7.
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.
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.
Notice Posted: September 13, 2013