The State Ethics Commission is an independent agency that administers and enforces the states conflict of interest law and financial disclosure law for elected state and county employees. Our audit, which examined the period July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2019, found the SEC had no deficiencies in the areas examined.
Audit Audit of the State Ethics Commission (SEC)
|Organization:||Office of the State Auditor|
|Date published:||May 22, 2020|
In accordance with Section 12 of Chapter 11 of the Massachusetts General Laws, the Office of the State Auditor has conducted a performance audit of certain activities of the State Ethics Commission (SEC) for the period July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2019. The purpose of our audit was to determine whether SEC complied with Sections 27 and 28 of Chapter 268A of the General Laws, which require SEC to ensure that elected state and county employees adhere to requirements related to the Conflict of Interest Law summary acknowledgment receipt and certification for SEC’s online training program.1
Our audit revealed no significant instances of noncompliance by SEC that must be reported under generally accepted government auditing standards.
1. The training program provides employees who are subject to the Conflict of Interest Law with information on how the law governs situations where their public responsibilities conflict with personal interests. These situations include receipt of gifts, favoritism toward family or friends, and decisions benefiting personal financial interests. The training explains how to recognize and properly address these situations.