The Conflict of Interest Law requires that every state, county and municipal employee must be provided with a summary of the conflict of interest law by the Ethics Commission within 30 days of becoming an employee, and annually thereafter.
Each employee must provide to his or her employer, as defined herein, an acknowledgment of receipt (pg.12) within ten (10) business days of receipt of the summary.
You do not have to be a fulltime paid municipal employee to be considered a municipal employee for conflict of interest purposes. Anyone performing services for a city or town or holding a municipal position, whether paid or unpaid, including full and part-time municipal employees, elected officials, volunteers, and consultants, is a municipal employee under the conflict of interest law.
The Town Clerk is responsible for the distribution of the Summary to all municipal employees. The Town Clerk must also receive an acknowledgement from the employee that they have a copy of the summary. The receipt can be submitted either electronically or by paper.
Step 1: The summary and certificates are available on this page of the Town Website to read, save or print.
Step 2: Send an acknowledgement by email of receipt of the summary or print the Certificate of receipt, fill out and return to the Town Clerk.
Step 3: Training
Training is required to be done every two years. 2017 was the year everyone was to complete the online training. At the end of the training, print the completion certificate and return to the Town Clerk.
Exempt positions under Open Meeting Law requirements (2/28/12)
Must receive Conflict of Interest and sign certificate to be placed on file.
Specifically referenced in Legislation as exempt from training:
- Poll (election) workers
- Town Meeting Members
Other positions to be included as exempt based on Ethics Advisory
- School bus drivers
- Volunteers ex: School volunteers, Library volunteers, Senior Center Volunteers
- Substitute teachers working less than one day a week
- Municipal seasonal workers
- Senior Tax abatement workers
- Senior Center van drivers