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.


Attorney General Maura Healey issues Notice of Vacancy on State Ethics Commission

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Commission seeks outside views on draft advisory on social media

The State Ethics Commission has preliminarily approved a new draft advisory explaining how the conflict of interest law applies when public employees use social media. The Commission is accepting comments on the draft advisory through November 16, 2020.
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Applications are being accepted for a Special Investigator position

The Commission seeks candidates for the full-time position of Special Investigator to conduct investigations into alleged violations of the conflict of interest law and the financial disclosure law.
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State Ethics Commission issues reminder on use of public resources for political purposes

The Commission reminds state, county, and municipal employees that the conflict of interest law generally prohibits the use of public resources in connection with political campaigns or other private political activity.
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Registrations are being accepted for the December in-house seminar

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Commission's office is closed to the public, and educational seminars are being offered via Zoom video conference. You can also contact David Giannotti at to schedule a seminar for your agency or municipality or to inquire about the seminars.
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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

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.

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