Conflicts of Interest - Decisions & Votes
A state officer, an employee, or a special state appointee can file a conflict of interest disclosure statement if they identify a potential conflict of interest. A potential conflict of interest arises if the individual has knowledge that any of the following has a financial interest in a decision or vote, or any matter relating to that decision or vote:
- The state officer, employee, or special state appointee.
- A member of the immediate family of the state officer, employee, or special state appointee.
- A business organization in which the state officer, employee, or special state appointee is serving as an officer, a director, a member, a trustee, a partner, or an employee.
- Any person or organization with whom the state officer, employee, or special state appointee is negotiating or has an arrangement concerning prospective employment.
Important Information to Read Before Filing
If you identify a potential conflict of interest you must notify your appointing authority and ethics officer in writing. In addition, you may request a formal advisory opinion from the State Ethics Commission OR file a Conflict of Interest - Decisions and Voting Disclosure Statement. If you choose to file a Conflict of Interest - Decision and Voting Disclosure Statement, you may download a copy of the form by clicking the link below.
Send the completed Conflict of Interest - Decisions and Voting Disclosure Statement and the written notification to your appointing authority to the Office of Inspector General.
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Mail copies to:
Office of Inspector General
315 West Ohio Street, Room 104
Indianapolis, IN 46202-3210
Your Conflict of Interest - Decisions and Voting Disclosure Statement must detail the conflict of interest, describe and affirm the implementation of a screen that is established by your agency ethics officer, and be signed by both you and the agency ethics officer. You must also include a copy of the notification provided to your appointing authority disclosing the potential conflict of interest. This must be filed no later than seven (7) days after the conduct that gives rise to the conflict.
All fields must be completed. Check the box marked "No" if you have no information to enter in a field.