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 Employment Exemptions


        The Ethics Act prohibits full-time public servants from seeking or accepting employment from persons or businesses that they or their subordinates have taken regulatory action on in the preceding 12 months or from persons or businesses that they or their subordinate have a matter on which they are working. 

        The Act also prohibits full-time public servants from seeking or accepting employment from vendors if the public servant, or his or her subordinates, exercise authority or control over a public contract with that vendor. It does not apply to members of the Legislature. 

        Public servants may request an exemption from the Ethics Commission to seek employment with vendors or regulated persons. This process is set forth in the Commission’s Legislative Rule, Title 158, Series 11.​  

       ​Click here​​ for a Guideline entitled "How to Obtain an Employment Exemption before Looking for a New Job."  Click here​ for a form to use when requesting an employment exemption.

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