September 12, 2016 •
Alabama Ethics Commission Approves Advisory Opinion
On September 1, 2016, the Alabama Ethics Commission unanimously approved an opinion clarifying when a state employee may seek private employment.
The opinion stated no public employee may ask a lobbyist for a job or a job interview, but may seek employment from principals without quitting their current jobs. As always, state employees must be aware of any conflicts of interest that may emerge in the pursuit of private sector employment.
The opinion will be effective following a 30-day public comment period on October 1, 2016.
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