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Ethics Policy Proposal

December 13, 2019

The Department of Administration proposes changes to the Ethics Policy in the Montana Operations Manaul.  Significant changes are summarized below:

  • Changed policy title to Ethics Policy.
  • Added general conduct provisions, including provisions requiring employees to demonstrate professionalism and conduct themselves in a manner that maintains the public trust.
  • Added language to Investigation and Enforcement section to reflect a new 2017 statute prohibiting retaliation against an individual who alleges waste, fraud, or abuse by another employee.
  • Revised language regarding contracts in Conflict of Interest section to accurately reflect statute.
  • Revised language in Education Requirements and References sections to accurately reflect State HR policy review and training resources.
  • Eliminated definitions which duplicate MCA definitions.
  • Generally updated policy for grammar and clarity. 

Concerned persons may submit their comments or suggestions on the proposed actions either electronically or in writing, no later than 5 p.m., January 10, 2020, to:

Lisa Coligan
Department of Administration
125 N Roberts Street, Room 125
PO Box 200127
Helena, MT 59620
Fax: (406) 444-3854
Email: lcoligan@mt.gov

The Department of Administration will make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities who wish to participate in this process or need an alternative accessible format of this notice.  If you require an accommodation, contact Lisa Coligan no later than 5 p.m., January 3, 2020, to advise of the nature of the accommodation needed.