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
www.mass.gov/ethics

 

Date: Wednesday, November 18, 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.  CLOSING ARGUMENT

In Re McGovern – 9:00 am

3.  MINUTES

Review and approve the public and executive session minutes of the meeting of October 21, 2015 – Vote Requested

4.  ELECTION OF NEW VICE CHAIR AND DISCUSSION OF COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS

5.  DEMONSTRATION OF NEW ELECTRONIC FILING SYSTEM FOR STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL INTERESTS

6.  EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT

7.  PUBLIC EDUCATION DIVISION MATTERS

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

8.  LEGAL DIVISION MATTERS

(a) Discussion of draft revised Enforcement Procedures and Executive Director’s role (Legal Tab A)

(b) SFI filing application status report

(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

9.  ENFORCEMENT DIVISION MATTERS

(a) Investigations Unit metrics (Enforcement Tab 1)

(b) Draft Enforcement Procedures (Enforcement Tab 2)

EXECUTIVE SESSION

10.  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:  Cases deferred; a Preliminary Inquiry recommendation and summons authorization request; and public and private compliance letters (begins at Enforcement Tab 6)

11.  LEGAL DIVISION MATTERS

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

(b) Matter concerning a confidential investigation (Legal Tab C)

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

12.  ADJUDICATORY MATTERS

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

(b) In Re McGovern – commence deliberations

13.   OTHER MATTER

Complaint against a Commission employee

14.  ADJOURN

Notice Posted: November 13, 2015 at 4:30 p.m.