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

Review and approve the public and executive session minutes of the meeting of September 16, 2015 – Vote Requested

 

3.  EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT

                                   

4.  PUBLIC EDUCATION DIVISION MATTERS

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

 

5.  LEGAL DIVISION MATTERS

(a) Discussion of SFI issues related to collection of family member names and online posting of SFIs (Legal Tab A) - Vote requested

(b) SFI filing application status report

(c) Division metrics for September 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) Attorney metrics (Enforcement Tab 2)

 (c) Memorandum and Draft Litigation manual (Enforcement Tab 3)

 (d) Memorandum and Enforcement Procedures (Enforcement Tab 4) – Vote requested

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

7.  ENFORCEMENT DIVISION MATTERS

(a) Investigations Unit report (Enforcement Tab 5)

(b) List of open Preliminary Inquiries (Enforcement Tab 6)

(c) Enclosed for review and/or action are:  Cases deferred; Preliminary Inquiry recommendations and reports; summons authorization requests; Disposition Agreements; and public and private compliance letters (begins at Enforcement Tab 7)

 

8.  LEGAL DIVISION MATTERS

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

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

 

9.  ADJUDICATORY MATTERS

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

(b) In Re Murphy – continue deliberations

 

10.  OTHER MATTER

Complaint against a Commission employee

 

PUBLIC SESSION

 

11.  EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S PERFORMANCE REVIEW

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

12.  Preparation of Executive Director’s performance evaluation (based on public session discussion)

 

13.  ADJOURN

Notice Posted: October 15, 2015 at 4:15 p.m.