State Ethics Commission
The Town Clerk is the liaison to the State Ethics Commission in the Town of Dighton.
In this role, we make sure all employees of the town (paid and unpaid) complete the annual acknowledgment of the summary of the conflict of interest law. Further, this role requires we have all employees (paid & unpaid) complete the conflict of interest law online training program. We remind employees annually of these requirements and keep a list of who is current.
Every 2 years, all state, county, and municipal employees must complete a conflict of interest law online training program. View the online training on the Conflict of Interest Law website.
Please complete and send me a copy of your completion certificate as soon as possible.
In addition, every year all state, county, and municipal employees must be provided with a summary of the conflict of interest law. All public employees are required to sign a written acknowledgment that they have been provided with the summary. Please sign and return page 11 at your earliest convenience. View the Summary of the Conflict of Interest Law for Municipal Employees (PDF)
Chapter 28 of the Acts of 2009, the ethics reform law, imposes education and training requirements on public employers and public employees. When the Commission determines that the conflict of interest law has been violated, it can impose a civil penalty of up to $10,000 ($25,000 for bribery cases) for each violation.
For more information, visit the State Ethics Commission website.