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

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:  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.

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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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