The State Ethics Commission is responsible for administering and enforcing of the conflict of interest law, G.L. c. 268A, and the financial disclosure law, G.L. c. 268B. The Commission is a non-partisan, independent state agency, consisting of five members who are appointed to serve five-year terms. Its mission is to foster integrity in public service in state, county and local government, to promote the public's trust and confidence in that service, and to prevent conflicts between private interests and public duties.