Board of Ethics Poster
STATE OF MICHIGAN
STATE ETHICS ACT
OF CONDUCT FOR PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES
|The State Ethics Act prohibits unethical conduct by public officers and employees. The Act also establishes a State Board of Ethics and specifies its jurisdiction and duties.
|WHAT IS UNETHICAL CONDUCT?|
|The State Ethics Act defines unethical conduct as a violation of one or more of seven standards:|
|TO WHOM DOES THE ACT APPLY?|
|The State Ethics Act applies to public officers and employees of state government. Employees are defined as an employee, classified or unclassified, of the executive branch of this state. Public officers are defined as a person appointed by the governor or another executive department official. The Act does NOT apply to persons in the legislative or judicial branches, to elected persons in the executive branch, or to other public governmental entities.
|WHAT DOES THE STATE BOARD OF ETHICS DO?|
|The board receives complaints concerning alleged unethical conduct by a public officer or employee from any person or entity, inquires into the circumstances surrounding the alleged unethical conduct, and makes recommendations concerning individual cases to the appointing authority with supervisory responsibility for the person whose activities have been investigated. The board also initiates investigations of practices that could affect ethical conduct of a public officer or employee. The board issues and publishes advisory opinions upon request from a public officer or employee or their appointing or supervisory authority relating to matters affecting ethical conduct of a public officer or employee.
|For additional information regarding the Board's Rules of Practice and Procedure or to obtain a complaint form contact:|
State Board of Ethics
P.O. Box 30002
Lansing, Michigan 48909
Phone: (517) 373-3644
or visit: www.michigan.gov/mdcs.
|Note: Section 2e of the Act requires departmental employers to post notices and use other appropriate means to keep employees informed of their protections and obligations under the Act.|
|Act 196 of 1973, as amended; MCL 15.341 et seq: MSA 4.1700(71) et seq.|