PAOAG PA State Ethics Commission Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public Service Ethics

Key Provisions of the Act

This presentation explains what public employees fall under the jurisdiction of the Act, and what constitutes a conflict of interest, improper influence, or an impermissible honorarium (payment for official appearances). It includes an explanation of the one-year “revolving door” prohibition on representing a person or entity before the agency at which a former public employee worked. The Presenter explains “do’s and don’ts” regarding the annual requirement to file the annual Statement of Financial Interest; explains confidentiality of investigations, and explains possible penalties for violation of the Act.