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Ethics Training for Public Officials and Employees:

If your agency or organization wishes to have training for a particular group of officials, employees or the public, please contact the Commission to arrange a convenient time and place. Training sessions will focus on the particular issues or situations faced by that group of individuals. All materials will be provided and there is no cost to participants. Just bring your questions!

To arrange a seminar for your group, contact the Ethics Commission at (401) 222-3790. Sessions may also be held at the Ethics Commission Conference room at 40 Fountain Street, Providence, Rhode Island.

External Ethics Resources:

The Council on Governmental Ethics Laws (COGEL) is a professional organization for agencies and individuals with responsibilities in governmental ethics, elections, campaign finance, freedom of information and lobby law regulation. Its membership is drawn from federal, state, provincial and local governments, as well as from other private and public parties.

The United States Office of Government Ethics (OGE) is the supervising ethics office for the federal executive branch. Each branch of the Federal Government is responsible for its own ethics program and in the case of the legislative branch, each house has its own committee, those being the Senate Select Committee on Ethics and the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct. The Federal Judiciary is overseen by the Judicial Conference Committee on Codes of Conduct.

The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the nation's 50 states, its commonwealths and territories. NCLS includes a Center for Ethics in Government which maintains a current listing of web links to independent state ethics commissions, state legislative ethics committees, and state laws regarding ethics and conflicts of interest for public officials and employees.