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


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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.

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Recent News & Announcements

State Ethics Commission issues reminder about restrictions on gifts to public employees

With the arrival of the winter holiday season, the Commission reminds public employees that accepting certain gifts may be prohibited by state law.
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Applications are being accepted for an Assistant General Counsel position

The Commission seeks candidates for the full-time position of Assistant General Counsel to provide advice concerning the conflict of interest law and the financial disclosure law, to act as the legal advisor to Commission members during adjudicatory proceedings, to review disclosures filed with the Commission, to assist in drafting regulations and advisories, and to represent the Commission in court.
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State Ethics Commission announces new conflict of interest law online training program now open

The Commission is pleased to announce a new conflict of interest law online training program and summary of the conflict of interest law hosted on the Commission’s new learning management system is now available to all public employees.

State, county, and municipal employees will need to create an account to access the platform so that they can complete the new conflict of interest law online training program and acknowledge receipt of the summary of the conflict of interest law. These requirements can be completed on any computer or mobile device. Completion of these mandatory training and education requirements will be automatically recorded.

Public employees at agencies hosting the conflict of interest law training on their own learning management systems or intranet sites should follow their agency’s instructions for completing the training and education requirements.
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Registrations are being accepted for the November 30th in-house conflict of interest law educational seminar

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 November 30, 2023 seminar

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