Conflict of Interest Law
Upon election, appointment, or hire and every two years thereafter, the Town Clerk is required by statute to provide all town employees and volunteers with a summary of the Conflict of Interest Law and to obtain a signed receipt from the employee/volunteer. Additionally, all employees and volunteers must complete an online ethics training within 30 days of beginning public service and every 2 years thereafter. This information and training are to ensure understanding of the Massachusetts ethics code.
Obtain the ethics summary online at http://www.mass.gov/ethics. Go to the web site and click on “Mandatory Conflict Law Education Requirements” under the heading Education and Training Resources, and then scroll down to click on the “Summary of the Conflict of Interest Law for Municipal Employees”. Find the “Acknowledgement of Receipt” certificate at the bottom of this document. Please sign and return it to the Town Clerk’s Office.
As there is a new educational portal for the certification, all municipal employees (hired, appointed, elected) must have a registered email with the town clerk to access the site. No documentation needs to be submitted after completing the training.