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

 

2.  MINUTES

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

 

3.  EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT

(a) Budget

(b) Personnel

(c) Manager Merit Pay Raises – Vote Requested (recommended vote enclosed)

(d) COGEL conference update

                       

4.  PUBLIC EDUCATION DIVISION MATTERS

Memorandum is enclosed on the division’s activities for July and August 2015.

 

5.  LEGAL DIVISION MATTERS

(a) Draft Advisory 15-1:  Avoiding Conflicts of Interest While Seeking a New Job and After Leaving Public Employment – 
Vote Requested (Legal Tabs A, B, and C)

(b) SFI filing application status report

(c) Division metrics for July and August 2015

(d) Special projects

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

(f) Litigation status update

 

6.  ENFORCEMENT DIVISION MATTERS

Investigations Unit metrics (Enforcement Tab 1)

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

7.  ENFORCEMENT DIVISION MATTERS

(a) Investigations Unit report (Enforcement Tab 2)

(b) Chapter 268B SFI matters (Enforcement Tab 3)

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

(d) 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 5)

 

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 E)

 

9.  ADJUDICATORY MATTERS

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

(b) In Re Nichols – continue deliberations     

(c) In Re Murphy – continue deliberations

(d) In Re Christopher – commence 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: September 11, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.