It is a condition of commencing and continuing employment or appointed status with the government for employees or officers who have a financial interest in any private enterprise which is subject to the regulatory jurisdiction of, or does business with, any state agency, that they file a "full disclosure" statement with the Commission. Honorary officials, appointees to boards and commissions, who have a financial interest in any private enterprise which is subject to the regulatory jurisdiction of, or does business with, the agency on which he serves as an appointee, must also file a "full disclosure" with the Commission.
The law also applies to local government employees/officers who do business with or are regulated by their local government, when they are subject to the State Code of Conduct.
"Full Disclosure" means sufficient information for the Commission to determine if there is a conflict of interest. To aid in filing the required disclosure, the Commission has approved a worksheet that identifies the Code provisions that need to be addressed in completing the full disclosure.
Most generally, the requirement to file a "full disclosure" arises when State employees, officers or officials seek to contract with the State. For guidance on the restrictions imposed by the Code of Conduct when a State employee, officer or official or a private enterprise with which they are affiliated by ownership, investment, employment, etc., read our information sheet on contracting with the State at: State Contracts and the Code. The same rules would apply whether the private enterprise is for profit or non-profit.
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