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Independent Ethics Commission

DEPARTMENT:
Judicial Branch
REPORT NUMBER:
1553P
RELEASE DATE:
March, 2016

The Independent Ethics Commission (IEC) could improve its procedures for ensuring that parties to ethics complaints are adequately informed of how to file complaints as well as the standards of conduct being considered at hearings and the basis of the IEC’s decision to dismiss complaints as frivolous. Additionally, the IEC lacks adequate, written policies and procedures in several areas, including document retention, conflicts of interest, and staff administration.