Conflict of Interest Law/Requirements

The Town Clerk’s Office is required to inform you that every two years, as an appointed volunteer to a Town Board of Commission, you must take the online ethics examination offered by the Massachusetts State Ethics Commission.  The online test is simple and will take about 30 minutes to complete. The State Ethics Commission is a branch of the state government. The Conflict of Interest Law falls under this agency’s jurisdiction. 

I am additionally listing the links below that you should review concerning the Summary of the Conflict of Interest Law and the Open Meeting Law.  Please go to the website, read these documents, sign and return the signature receipt to my office.  The law requires Town Clerks to record keep the proof of examinations as well as proof of acknowledgements of the documents found on the site.  Please either mail or scan the proof to Town Clerk. 

You will find the following documents for your review from the STATE ETHICS COMMISSION that will assist you in completing the online test.

Mandatory Education and Training Guidelines   
Mandatory Open Meeting Law materials         
Summary of the Conflict of Interest Law for Municipal Employees 
Frequently Asked Questions                             

Please note that you will be taking the MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEE ONLINE TRAINING PROGRAM even though you are a town volunteer. 
Once you have completed the online exam, the final page indicates you have passed.  Please print that page out, scan it and email it to the Town Clerk or mail to 71 Mt. Vernon Street, Winchester, MA  01890