State Government Ethics

The Colorado Independent Ethics Commission (IEC) has just released a brand-new Ethics Handbook.  The purpose of the handbook, as stated in its introduction, is to “…raise awareness of ethics issues,…to provide guidance to public employees faced with an ethics question, and to instill a sense of public trust in governmental activities.”  So, if you are looking for information on such topics as gifts to public employees/elected officials; conflict of interest; appearance of impropriety; post-government employment; or information on the role of the IEC and about state ethics laws, this handbook can help.