Conflict of Interest Law

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New requirements of the Conflict of Interest Law MGL 268A - The Conflict of Interest Law As Amended by c. 20, Acts of 2009

On September 28, 2009, changes to the Massachusetts Ethics Law (MGL 268A) went into effect that include two new requirements that are listed below. Please review the requirements including deadlines and the new ethics law summary attached. Return this acknowledgement receipt and the training certificate when completed to the Andover Human Resource Office, 36R Bartlet Street, Andover MA.

Summary of the Conflict of Interest Law for Municipal Employees: On an annual basis, all current municipal employees must be provided with this summary of the conflict of interest law. New municipal employees should be provided with the summary within 30 days of the date on which they commence employment, and on an annual basis thereafter. Every municipal employee is required to sign a written acknowledgment that he has been provided with the summary. The definition of Municipal Employee includes committee and board members, elected or appointed.Municipal employees hired after December 28, 2009, should be provided with the summary within 30 days of the date on which they commence employment, and on an annual basis thereafter. Every municipal employee is required to sign a written acknowledgment that he has been provided with the summary. The definition of Municipal Employee includes committee and board members, elected or appointed.

Online Training Program: By April 2, 2010 and every two years thereafter, all current state, county and municipal employees must complete this training. Public employees hired after April 2, 2010 must complete this training within 30 days of beginning public service, and every two years thereafter. This training on the website presently is designed primarily for state employees. However, municipal employees should also use this training until it is revised with one tailored to them. Upon completing the program, employees should print out the completion certificate and keep a copy for themselves. Employees will be required to provide a copy of that completion certificate to the Human Resource Office.

Completing the present online training program will be considered by the Commission as meeting the Bill's training requirements until a second program is added. When multiple users attempt to complete the current training program using the same computer they may experience a problem accessing the beginning of the program. The user will need to open their internet browser, click on "Tools", then "Internet Options", select "Delete Cookies", then click "OK". The user will be able to click back on the Online Training module on the Commission's website and start at the beginning.
Online training link: http://db.state.ma.us/ethics/quiz_MEthics/index.asp


Regulations require each employee to return the acknowledgment receipt within 10 days of the receipt of the summary. Thank you for your cooperation.









 
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