Ethics Training Class for State Employees on September 27, 2013 at the Hawaii Convention Center

There is still time to register for the Hawaii State Ethics Commission’s ethics training class on September 27, 2013 at the Hawaii Convention Center.  The class will provide an overview of the state ethics laws that apply to all state employees.   Topics will include the following: 

  • What is a “conflict of interest” and what does the law require a state employee to do if he or she has a conflict of interest?
  • Can a state employee take state action affecting a relative?
  • What restrictions apply to state employees who have outside jobs with private companies?
  • What kinds of gifts to state employees are prohibited? 
  • When must a state employee report his or her acceptance of a gift to the State Ethics Commission?
  • What restrictions apply to the use of state resources for non-state purposes, such as private business activities or private fundraising?
  • Can state supervisors engage in financial transactions with their subordinates?
  • Do the ethics laws apply to state employees after they leave state employment?

You are encouraged to  register for this class if you have not previously attended an ethics training class or would like a refresher class on ethics.  For more information or to register for this class, visit our website at