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.


State Ethics Commission issues reminder on use of public resources for political purposes

The State Ethics 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.

Read the full announcement on political activity

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 in-house 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 with any questions about conflict of interest law educational seminars. 

Register for the December 3, 2020 in-house seminar

State Ethics Commission issues reminder about restrictions on gifts

With many wishing to express appreciation to public employees such as public safety personnel and first responders during the current public health emergency, the State Ethics Commission reminds state, county, and municipal employees that accepting certain gifts may be prohibited by law.

Read the full announcement about restrictions on gifts

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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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