Hawaii State Ethics Commission – Ethics Training for State Employees

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Date(s) - 11/02/2018
10:00 am - 11:30 am

‘Ōhi‘a 118


Ethics Training for State Employees

This is a general introduction to the State Ethics Code, Chapter 84, Hawaii Revised Statutes. This course will provide basic information about the ethics laws that apply to state employees at all levels. Topics will include the following:

Conflicts of interests:  What is a “conflict of interest” and what must an employee do if he or she has a conflict of interest?  How do the conflicts-of–interests laws affect state employees who also have private jobs or ties to private businesses?

Gifts and the reporting of gifts:  Are state employees allowed to accept gifts?  Are meals and travel considered “gifts” under the ethics laws?  What is a gifts disclosure statement and when must an employee file a gifts disclosure statement with the State Ethics Commission?

Misuse of official position:  What actions by state employees are considered to be a misuse of government office?  Can employees accept speakers’ fees, honoraria, or other payments for performing their state duties?  Are there ethics restrictions on the use of state resources, such as state computers, email, and personnel?  Can employees engage in fund raising in state offices?

This course also will provide information about how the State Ethics Commission administers and enforces the State Ethics Code.  This will include a discussion of how employees can request ethics advice; how ethics complaints are handled; and the penalties for violating the State Ethics Code.

This is a mandatory training session for all administrators and for all supervisors of student assistants, civil service employees, APTs, or Faculty.

Check-in will begin at 9:30am and the session will start promptly at 10:00am.  Please do not be late.




Bookings are closed for this event.

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