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Date: Thursday, May 21, 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 

 

2.  MINUTES

(a) Review and approve the public and executive session minutes of the meeting of April 16, 2015 – Vote Requested

(b) Enclosed are the public session minutes of the Legal Committee meeting of April 16, 2015 – Information Only

 

3.  EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S REPORT

                       

4.  PUBLIC EDUCATION DIVISION MATTERS

Memorandum is enclosed on the division’s activities for April 2015

 

5.   REPORT OF LEGAL COMMITTEE CHAIR

 

6.  LEGAL DIVISION MATTERS

(a) Draft Advisory 15-1:  Avoiding Conflicts of Interest While Seeking a New Job and After Leaving Public Employment – Vote Requested 
(Preliminary Approval)
(Legal Tab A)

(b) SFI status report

(c) Division metrics for April 2015

(d) Special projects

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

(f) Litigation status update

 

7.  ENFORCEMENT DIVISION MATTERS

Investigations Unit metrics (Enforcement Tab 1)

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

8.  ENFORCEMENT DIVISION MATTERS

(a) Investigations Unit report (Enforcement Tab 2)

(b) Enclosed for review and/or action are:  Cases deferred; Preliminary Inquiry recommendations and reports; summons authorization requests; Disposition Agreements; and private compliance letters.  (Enforcement Tab 3)

 

9.  LEGAL DIVISION MATTERS

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

 

10.  ADJUDICATORY MATTERS

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

(b) In Re Nichols – Motion for Default Judgment    

 

11.  ADJOURN

 

Notice Posted: May 15, 2015