As you may know, on July 1, 2009, Governor Patrick signed into law Chapter 28 of the Acts of 2009 (the “Bill”), which made important changes to G.L. c. 268A and c. 268B, the state’s conflict of interest law and the State Ethics Commission’s enabling act. Among these changes are new mandatory education and training requirements for public employees at every level of government, including the municipal level.
To comply with the training requirement you must complete the online training program before April 2, 2012. The link for the training program is available by clicking here. Please choose Municipal Employees Online Training Program at the bottom to begin.
The program consists of 25 questions and should take approximately 30 minutes to complete. You may complete the training program during work hours.
When you have completed the online training you will see a page titled State Ethics Commission Receipt. This is a certificate of completion showing that you have completed the training. The certificate of completion must be printed and filed with Carlene Hamlin, Town Clerk. We are required to maintain a copy of that certificate in our files for a period of six (6) years.
If you have any questions regarding this training requirement please contact me at 538-5017 ext 136 or firstname.lastname@example.org.