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, June 22, 2016

Time: 9:00 a.m.

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

AGENDA

PUBLIC SESSION

1.  CALL TO ORDER- 9:00 a.m.

2.  MINUTES

Review and approve the public and executive session minutes of the meeting of May 25, 2016 – Vote Requested

3.  EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S REPORT

A memorandum and the following Information Technology Policies are enclosed:  Policy on the Use of Information Technology Resources; Policy Concerning Remote Access to MassMail and to Other Commission IT Resources Using a Virtual Private Network (VPN); and a VPN Agreement – Information Item – No Vote Needed

4.  PUBLIC EDUCATION DIVISION MATTERS

Memorandum is enclosed on the division’s activities for May 2016.

5.  LEGAL DIVISION MATTERS

(a) Update on New SFI Electronic Filing Application

(b) Division metrics for May 2016

(c) Special projects

(d) Adjudicatory matters - hearing and pre-hearing conference schedule (Legal Tab A)

(e) Litigation update

6.  ENFORCEMENT DIVISION MATTERS

Investigations Unit Metrics (Enforcement Tab 1)

EXECUTIVE SESSION

7.  ENFORCEMENT DIVISION MATTERS

(a) Investigations Unit Memo (Enforcement Tab 2)

(b) List of open Preliminary Inquiries (Enforcement Tab 3)

(c) Report of Complaints on Hold (Enforcement Tab 4)

(d) The following are enclosed for review and/or action:  1 Preliminary Inquiry Report; 2 Preliminary Inquiry Recommendations and Summons Authorization Requests; and 1 private compliance letter (no vote required) (Enforcement Tabs 5, 6, 7, 8)

8.  LEGAL DIVISION MATTERS

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

9.  ADJUDICATORY MATTERS

Adjudicatory proceedings status report (Legal Tab C)

10.  FOLLOW UP ON DISCUSSION AT MAY 25, 2016 MEETING

PUBLIC SESSION

11.  PAY INCREASE FOR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR – Vote Requested

12.  ADJOURN

Date/Time Posted:  Friday, June 17, 2016 at 4:30 p.m.