Conflict of Interest Law & Education Requirements

Ethics Requirements for All Municipal Employees


Topics

  • Conflict of Interest Summary and Online Municipal Training
  • Mandatory educational requirements under the Ethics Reform Bill

As you may or may not be aware, the Governor signed into law important changes to the State's Conflict of Interest Law and the State Ethics Commissions enabling act, the Acts of 2009 (the "Bill"). Among these changes are mandatory education and training requirements for public employees and/or members of a board or committee at every level of government, including the municipal level.

Municipal Employees/Board Members will need to create an account to access the Commission's learning management system 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.

The online training can be found under the heading, "Complete the Conflict of Interest Law Education Requirements".

Public Employees and Board Members must complete the online training program within 30 days of election or appointment to a state, county, or municipal position, and then every 2 years thereafter. Public Employees and Board Members must acknowledge in writing that they received the summary of the Conflict of Interest Law within 30 days of election or appointment, and then annually thereafter.

Please note: Whether elected or appointed, paid or unpaid, part-time or full-time, you are a Municipal Employee subject to the Conflict of Interest Law.