STATE ETHICS COMMISSION
John W. McCormack Office Building – One Ashburton Place – Room 619
Boston, Massachusetts 02108-1501
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Date:  Thursday, April 17, 2014

Time:  9:00 a.m.

Place:  One Ashburton Place, Room 619, Boston, MA  02108 

 

AGENDA

 

PUBLIC SESSION

 

1.  CALL TO ORDER

 

2.  MINUTES

(a) Review and approve the public and executive session minutes of the meeting of March 20, 2014 – Vote Requested

(b) Enclosed are the public session minutes of the Legal Committee meeting of March 20, 2014.

 

3.  EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT

 

4.  PUBLIC EDUCATION DIVISION MATTERS

Memorandum is enclosed describing Public Education Division activities for the month of March 2014.

 

5.  LEGAL COMMITTEE CHAIR’S REPORT

 

6.  LEGAL DIVISION MATTERS

(a) Draft Advisory 14-1, Public Employees’ Private Business Relationships and Other Private Dealings with Those Over Whom They Have Official Authority or with Whom They Have Official Dealings and Memorandum – Vote Requested for Preliminary Approval (Legal Tabs A, B and C)

(b) Division monthly metrics

(c) Special projects

(d) Adjudicatory matters - hearing and pre-hearing conference schedule (Legal Tab D)

(e) Litigation status update

 

7.  ENFORCEMENT DIVISION MATTERS

(a) Investigations Unit monthly metrics

(b) Attorney quarterly metrics

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

8.  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; and private compliance letters.

 

9.  LEGAL DIVISION MATTERS

Summaries of selected informal opinions are enclosed (Legal Tab E)

 

10.  ADJUDICATORY MATTERS

(a) Adjudicatory proceedings status report (Legal Tab F)

(b) In Re Barranco and In Re McDonough – Joint Motions to Dismiss

 

11.  ADJOURN      

 

Notice Posted:  April 11, 2014