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

Time: 9:00 a.m.

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

 

AGENDA

 

PUBLIC SESSION 

1.  CALL TO ORDER– 9:00 am 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

2.  ADJUDICATORY MATTER

In Re Nichols – commence deliberations on Petitioner’s Motion for Reconsideration or Clarification

 

PUBLIC SESSION

 

3.  ADJUDICATORY MATTER

In Re Nichols – hearing

 

4.  MINUTES

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

 

5.  EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT

 

6.  PUBLIC EDUCATION DIVISION MATTERS

Memorandum is enclosed on the division’s activities for June 2015; also enclosed is a memorandum on the Division’s FY15 activities.


7.  LEGAL DIVISION MATTERS

(a) Revised draft Advisory 15-1, Avoiding Conflicts of Interest While Seeking a New Job and After Leaving Public Employment – Vote Requested (Legal Tab A)

(b) Request that Commission delegate to the Executive Director or her designee responsibility for responding to Open Meeting Law complaints – Vote Requested

(c) SFI report on Calendar Year 2014 Filing Season (Legal Tab B)

(d) Update on development of new SFI filing application

(e) FY15 Report on Division Activities (Legal Tab C)

(f) Division metrics for June 2015

(g) Special projects

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

(i) Litigation status update

 

8.  ENFORCEMENT DIVISION MATTERS

(a) Investigations Unit metrics (Enforcement Tab 1)

(b) Attorney metrics (Enforcement Tab 2)

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

9.  ENFORCEMENT DIVISION MATTERS

(a) Investigations Unit report (Enforcement Tab 3)

(b) SFI matters (Enforcement Tab 4)

(c) List of open Preliminary Inquiries (Enforcement Tab 5)

(d) Enclosed for review and/or action are:  Cases deferred; Preliminary Inquiry recommendations and reports; summons authorization requests; Disposition Agreements; and private compliance letters.  (begins at Enforcement Tab 6)

 

10.  LEGAL DIVISION MATTERS

(a) Litigation matter – relates to a confidential investigation

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

 

11.  ADJUDICATORY MATTERS

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

(b) In Re Nichols – continue deliberations   

(c) In Re Murphy – continue deliberations

 

12.  ADJOURN

Notice Posted: July 10, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.