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September 16, 2015 Commission Meeting Notice

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Address

1 Ashburton Place, 6th floor, Room 619, Boston, MA 02108

Contact for September 16, 2015 Commission Meeting Notice

State Ethics Commission

Address

One Ashburton Place, Room 619, Boston, MA 02476

Fax

Legal Division fax number (617) 723-5851
Enforcement Division fax number (617) 723-4086

Overview of September 16, 2015 Commission Meeting Notice

MEETING NOTICE

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.

Contact for September 16, 2015 Commission Meeting Notice

Address

One Ashburton Place, Room 619, Boston, MA 02476

Fax

Legal Division fax number (617) 723-5851
Enforcement Division fax number (617) 723-4086

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