STATE ETHICS COMMISSION
John W. McCormack Office Building – One Ashburton Place – Room 619
Boston, Massachusetts 02108-1501
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Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Time:  9:00 a.m.

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

 

AGENDA

PUBLIC SESSION 

1.  CALL TO ORDER – 9:00 am 

2.  MINUTES

Review and approve the public and executive session minutes of the meeting of November 18, 2015 – Vote Requested

3.  EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT

Enclosed is correspondence regarding a recent Public Education Letter                              

4.  PUBLIC EDUCATION DIVISION MATTERS

Memorandum is enclosed on the division’s activities for November 2015.

5.  LEGAL DIVISION MATTERS

(a)  New State Earned Sick Time Law and revisions to Commission sick leave policy        (Legal Tab A with attachments 1-3) – Vote Requested

(b)  Development of New SFI Filing and Management Application

(c)  Division metrics for October 2015

(d)  Special projects

(e)  Adjudicatory matters - hearing and pre-hearing conference schedule (Legal Tab B)

(f)  Litigation status update

6.  ENFORCEMENT DIVISION MATTERS

(a)  Investigations Unit metrics (Enforcement Tab 1)

(b)  Draft Enforcement Procedures (Enforcement Tab 2)

EXECUTIVE SESSION

7.  ENFORCEMENT DIVISION MATTERS

(a)  Investigations Unit report (Enforcement Tab 3)

(b)  List of open Preliminary Inquiries (Enforcement Tab 4)

(c)  Report of Cases and Complaints on Hold (Enforcement Tab 5)

(d)  Enclosed for review and/or action are:  a Preliminary Inquiry recommendation and summons authorization request; a Preliminary Inquiry Report; a supplemental summons authorization request; and a Disposition Agreement (begins at Enforcement Tab 6)

8.  LEGAL DIVISION MATTERS 

(a)  Litigation status update with respect to an ongoing investigation (Legal Tab C)

(b)  Matter concerning a confidential investigation

(c)  Summaries of selected informal opinions/advice are enclosed (Legal Tab D)

9.  ADJUDICATORY MATTERS 

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

(b)  In Re McGovern – continue deliberations

10.   OTHER MATTER

Complaint against a Commission employee

11.  ADJOURN 

Notice Posted December 11, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.