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Informal Advisory Opinions

Informal Advisory Opinions (IAO):

  • Are issued by the staff of the Office of Inspector General
  • Are confidential unless confidentiality is waived by the state employee
  • May be obtained by making a request to the Office of Inspector General using the form below

Complete Informal Advisory Opinions Form

Formal Advisory Opinions

Formal Advisory Opinions (AO):

  • Are issued by the Indiana Ethics Commission
  • Are public
  • Are the ultimate ethics advice
  • Requests must be received by the Commission no later than ten (10) days prior to the date of the next monthly Commission meeting
  • Requests must be based on a real set of circumstances, be in writing and signed by the person making the request.
  • Requests may be:
    • Mailed to the Commission's office located at 315 West Ohio Street, Room 104, Indianapolis, IN 46202; or
    • A scanned copy of the signed, written request may be emailed to