State Ethics Commission

The State Ethics Commission is an independent state agency that administers and enforces the provisions of the conflict of interest law and financial disclosure law.

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


Open M-F 9am-5pm


Legal Division (617) 723-5851
Enforcement Division (617) 723-4086
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Who We Serve

The State Ethics Commission serves the public by fostering integrity in government. The independent agency provides free advice to all public employees on the conflict of interest law, and civilly enforces this law. You can contact the Commission to obtain legal advice, file a complaint, obtain a statement of financial interest or conflict of interest law disclosure form, or complete statutory conflict of interest law requirements.

Recent News & Announcements

State Ethics Commission issues reminder on gift restrictions

With the arrival of the winter holiday season, the Commission reminds state, county, and municipal employees that certain gifts may be prohibited by law
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State Ethics Commission issues reminder for former public employees

The Commission reminds former state, county, and municipal employees that the conflict of interest law places certain restrictions on them after they leave public employment. 
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State Ethics Commission announces a new conflict of interest law online training program

The Commission announces the upcoming launch of a new online training program for all public employees to complete the education requirements more easily. It will be hosted on the Commission’s own learning platform, which will automatically collect and store records and track compliance and deadlines.
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November 2, 2022 Update: The Commission reminds public agencies to complete the sign up form for the new online training program. If your agency has already submitted a form, more information from the Commission will be provided in the coming weeks.

Registrations are being accepted for the January 26th and March 30th in-house conflict of interest law educational seminars

The Commission offers bi-monthly educational seminars on the conflict of interest law via Zoom. Please register to attend a seminar using the link below. You can contact David Giannotti at to schedule a seminar for your agency or municipality or to inquire about seminars.
Register for the January 26, 2023 seminar
Register for the March 30, 2023 seminar

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