Explanations of the Conflict of Interest Law

Information about how the conflict of interest law generally applies to public employees holding specific public positions

How does the conflict of interest law apply to certain public positions?

Appointed Members of State Boards and Commissions
Information about how the conflict of interest law and being a "special state employee" applies to appointed members of state boards and commissions.

Auditors and Accountants
Information about how the conflict of interest law applies to Auditors and Accountants, including restrictions placed on them while on the job, after hours and after leaving public service.

Board of Health Members
Information about how the conflict of interest law applies to Board of Health Members, including restrictions placed on them while on the job, after hours and after leaving public service.

City Councilors
Information about how the conflict of interest law applies to City Councilors, including restrictions placed on them while on the job, after hours and after leaving public service.

Conservation Commission Members
Information about how the conflict of interest law applies to Conservation Commission Members, including restrictions placed on them while on the job, after hours and after leaving public service.

Former Municipal Employees Summary
An explanation of G.L. c. 268A, section 18, with examples of how this section applies in various situations.

Former State Employees Summary
An explanation of G.L. c. 268A, section 5, with examples of how this section applies in various situations.

Housing Authority Employees
Information about how the conflict of interest law applies to Housing Authority employees, including restrictions placed on them while on the job, after hours and after leaving public service.

Municipal Building Officials
Information about how the conflict of interest law applies to Municipal Building Officials, including restrictions placed on them while on the job, after hours and after leaving public service.

Municipal Finance Committee members
Information about how the conflict of interest law applies to Municipal Finance Committee Members, including restrictions placed on them while on the job, after hours and after leaving public service.

Municipal Managers
Information about how the conflict of interest law applies to Municipal Managers, including restrictions placed on them while on the job, after hours and after leaving public service.

Planning Board Members
Information about how the conflict of interest law applies to Planning Board Members, including restrictions placed on them while on the job, after hours and after leaving public service.

Public Library Employees FAQs on the Conflict of Interest Law
Frequently asked questions from public library employees on the conflict of interest law.

Public School Teacher FAQs on the Conflict of Interest Law
Frequently asked questions about the conflict of interest law for public school teachers.

School Committee Members
Information about how the conflict of interest law applies to School Committee Members, including restrictions placed on them while on the job, after hours and after leaving public service.

Selectmen
Information about how the conflict of interest law applies to Selectmen, including restrictions placed on them while on the job, after hours and after leaving public service.

Special Municipal Employees
Information about how the conflict of interest law applies to individuals who have been designated as special municipal employees.

Town/City Clerks
Information about how the conflict of interest law applies to Town/City Clerks, including restrictions placed on them while on the job, after hours and after leaving public service.

Municipal Treasurers
Information about how the conflict of interest law applies to Treasurers, including restrictions placed on them on the job, after hours and after leaving public service.

Zoning Board of Appeals
Information about how the conflict of interest law applies to Zoning Board of Appeals Members, including restrictions placed on them while on the job, after hours and after leaving public service.

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