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Government Ethics

This work enunciates principles and best practices that reflect the emerging law of government ethics and shape its future development. Focused on the legislative and executive branches of government, topics include public employee participation and use of public resources in election campaigns and partisan activities, gifts to public officials, conflicts of interest involving the private activities of public officials, the political uses of public office, post-employment restrictions, and administration and enforcement mechanisms.

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    Tentative Draft No. 1
    Tentative Draft No. 1
    62 pages, 2015, #1PGETD1

    Foreword

    Reporter’s Memorandum

    Chapter 4 - The Election Related Activities of Public Servants

    § 401. Prohibition on the Use of Public Resources in Election Campaigns

    § 402. Prohibition on the Use of Public Resources for Communications in Election Campaigns

    § 403. Regulation of Publicly Funded Travel Related to Election Campaigns

    § 404. Restrictions on Public-Employee Participation in Election Campaigns and Partisan Activities

    Appendix. Black Letter of Tentative Draft No. 1

    This draft contains Chapter 4 which addresses the need to place limits on the ability of government officers and employees to use public resources for their personal or partisan benefit in elections. The draft was approved by the membership at the 2015 Annual Meeting, subject to discussion at the meeting, including a suggestion that the Reporters give due consideration to the issue of off-duty activities of public employees, and to editorial prerogative. This material may be cited as representing the Institute’s position until the official text is published.

    62 pages, 2015, #1PGETD1E

    Foreword

    Reporter’s Memorandum

    Chapter 4 - The Election Related Activities of Public Servants

    § 401. Prohibition on the Use of Public Resources in Election Campaigns

    § 402. Prohibition on the Use of Public Resources for Communications in Election Campaigns

    § 403. Regulation of Publicly Funded Travel Related to Election Campaigns

    § 404. Restrictions on Public-Employee Participation in Election Campaigns and Partisan Activities

    Appendix. Black Letter of Tentative Draft No. 1

    This draft contains Chapter 4 which addresses the need to place limits on the ability of government officers and employees to use public resources for their personal or partisan benefit in elections. The draft was approved by the membership at the 2015 Annual Meeting, subject to discussion at the meeting, including a suggestion that the Reporters give due consideration to the issue of off-duty activities of public employees, and to editorial prerogative. This material may be cited as representing the Institute’s position until the official text is published.