June 17, 2009
REQUEST FOR COMMENT: New General Commission Advisory 2009-1: Nepotism
The Rhode Island Ethics Commission invites you to provide written information and comment concerning a draft of a new General Commission Advisory (G.C.A. 2009-1) relating to Nepotism. This newly proposed G.C.A. is intended to provide general information and explanation regarding the prohibitions that the Code of Ethics places on public officials and employees in their interactions that involve or may impact family and household members. Specifically, G.C.A. 2009-1 explains the different provisions found in Commission Regulation 5004.
The text of the proposed G.C.A. may be accessed at: http://www.ethics.ri.gov/misc/GCANepotism.pdf. You may also request that a copy of the draft G.C.A. be sent to you through the U.S. Mail or emailed by calling the Commission at 222-3790.
The Ethics Commission anticipates voting to adopt G.C.A. 2009-1: Nepotism at the July 21, 2009 meeting of the Commission. The Commission will consider any written comment or information received at its offices at 40 Fountain Street, 8 th Floor, Providence, R.I. 02903, or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than 4:30 P.M. on July 14, 2009. The Commission will also allow oral comment at the July 21st meeting, but those wishing to speak are asked to limit their comments to three minutes and must sign in prior to the start of the meeting at 9:00.
For further information, please contact Commission Staff Attorney Esme DeVault at (401) 222-3790.