MANDATORY ETHICS TRAINING COURSE FOR NEW LEGISLATORS, BOARD OF EDUCATION MEMBERS, TRUSTEES OF THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS, AND EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT HEADS AND DEPUTIES

The State Ethics Code requires certain high-ranking state officials to take a mandatory ethics training course administered by the State Ethics Commission.  This two-hour course is required for the following officials if they have not attended the course previously:  legislators, members of the Board of Education (“BOE”), Trustees of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (“OHA”), the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor, and executive department heads and deputies.  The course will cover the State Ethics Code, HRS Chapter 84, and the Lobbyists Law, HRS Chapter 97.  Topics will include:  conflicts of interests; gifts and gifts reporting; misuse of official position; financial disclosure requirements; confidential information; state contracts; post-employment restrictions; and the registration and reporting requirements for lobbyists and lobbying organizations.

Who should attend this class: New legislators, BOE members, OHA Trustees, and Executive Department heads and deputies who have not previously attended the mandatory ethics training course.  Other employees who are interested in this course also may attend.  (The Commission will also be offering general ethics training classes for state employees in 2017 on Oahu and the neighbor islands.  These general ethics classes are 1.5 hours in length and cover the State Ethics Code, but not the Lobbyists Law.)
Length of class: 2.0 hours
Class dates, times, locations:
Date: January 6, 2017/10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
State Capitol, Conference Room 229
415 South Beretania Street
Honolulu, Hawaii
Register online at: http://ethics.hawaii.gov/2017-01-06mandatory (REGISTRATION CLOSED)
How to register: Register online, call the Hawaii State Ethics Commission at (808) 587‐0460, or email the Commission’s office at ethics@hawaiiethics.org.

To register groups of more than 10 employees, email the Commission’s office at ethics@hawaiiethics.org.

Persons in need of special assistance: If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids or services (such as a sign language interpreter, large print materials, or wheelchair accessibility), please indicate so on your online registration form, or call the Commission’s office at (808) 587‐0460.