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.

Contact Us

Address

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

Phone

Open M-F 9am-5pm

Fax

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 Ethics 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.

Commission seeks outside views on draft advisory on gifts and gratuities

The State Ethics Commission has preliminarily approved a draft advisory explaining how the conflict of interest law applies when a public employee is offered a gift, meal, entertainment, travel expenses or other things of value.  This advisory updates and replaces a previous advisory on gifts and gratuities.  The advisory is informational in nature; it does not have the force of law.

The Commission is releasing this draft advisory to seek outside viewpoints to help ensure it is a useful and effective educational resource.  The advisory, with any revisions, will be brought back to the Commission for final approval at an upcoming Commission meeting.  The draft advisory may be found here.

If you have any comments or suggestions about this draft advisory, please contact Eve Slattery, General Counsel, no later than Monday, October 28, 2019 by email at: eve.slattery@mass.gov.  Please caption your email “Draft Advisory.”

Governor Baker Issues Notice of Vacancy on State Ethics Commission

View the notice here.

State Ethics Commission Seeks Public Employee Input on New Online Training Programs

The State Ethics Commission is working to develop new conflict of interest law online training programs. We want to hear from you. Please take a few moments to complete a voluntary, anonymous survey to help us better understand your experiences with our current online training program and to learn about what you would like to see in the new programs. We will review responses received by October 25. You may take the survey by clicking here.

Job Opportunity

Special Investigator

The Massachusetts State Ethics Commission seeks candidates for the position of Special Investigator. Reporting to the Chief of the Commission’s Enforcement Division, Special Investigators process complaints and conduct investigations, often of a highly sensitive and/or complex nature, into alleged violations of General Laws chapter 268A, the state conflict of interest law, and chapter 268B, the state financial disclosure law.  Duties include interviewing witnesses, analyzing documents, making recommendations to resolve complaints, and performing other investigative work as directed by the Enforcement Division Chief.  Please review the job posting

Persons interested in being considered for the position should submit a cover letter and resume in confidence to Enforcement Division Chief Monica Brookman at resume@mass.gov by September 13, 2019.

This position has also been posted on the MassCareers Job Opportunities website at: https://massanf.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=190006PP&tz=GMT-04%3A00&tzname=

Job Opportunity

Program Coordinator

The State Ethics Commission seeks highly qualified candidates for the full-time position of Program Coordinator. Working closely with the Chief of the Public Education and Communications Division and the Public Information and Communications Officer, the Program Coordinator will support the programs and activities of the Public Education and Communications Division and provide administrative support to the Executive Director.  Please review the job posting.  This position has also been posted on the MassCareers website.  View this job at:  

https://massanf.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=19000664&tz=GMT-04%3A00&tzname=

Persons interested in being considered for this position should submit a cover letter and resume in confidence to David A. Wilson, Executive Director, at resume@mass.gov by September 6, 2019. Resumes submitted without a cover letter will not be considered.

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Upcoming Events from State Ethics Commission

  • October 17, 2019 Commission Meeting Notice 

    1 Ashburton Place, 6th floor, Room 619, Boston, MA 02108
    Thursday, October 17, 2019
    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Meeting notice and agenda for the October 17, 2019 State Ethics Commission meeting

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