Conflict of Interest Law/Ethics

Conflict of Interest

CONFLICT OF INTEREST LAW

MANDATORY EDUCATION AND TRAINING GUIDELINES

Chapter 268A and Chapter 28 of the Acts of 2009, the Conflict of Interest Law, imposes mandatory education and training requirements on public employers and public employees.  The law authorizes the Ethics Commission to establish procedures to implement and ensure compliance with these requirements, and these implementation procedures are issued pursuant to that authority.  Included in the requirements are the fact that each year, every state, county, and municipal employee must be given a summary of the conflict of interest law prepared by the Ethics Commission and, every two years, they must complete an online training program prepared by the Commission.  

A summary of the conflict of interest law for municipal employees appears here:  http://www.mass.gov/ethics/education-and-training-resources/implementation-procedures/municipal-employee-summary.html .  To complete the on-line training, Town of Hanover employees and volunteers may go to this link:  http://www.muniprog.eth.state.ma.us/  .