ALAN S. PLOFSKY, Executive Director and General Counsel
Central office - 20 Trinity Street, Suite 205,
Hartford, CT 06106
The State Ethics Commission is one of the principal agencies established to build and maintain the confidence of Connecticut's citizens in the integrity of their state government.
The Ethics Commission administers and enforces a Code of Ethics for Public Officials and State employees (also covering officials and employees of the State’s quasi-public agencies) including conflict of interests provisions, post-state employment restrictions, and financial disclosure requirements. It also administers and enforces a Code of Ethics for Lobbyists, including lobbyist registration and reporting requirements, and a ban on gifts from lobbyists to public officials, state employees and members of their staffs and families.
The Commission conducted some 30 education programs for public officials, state employees and lobbyists subject to the Codes of Ethics. It issued approximately 250 written opinions interpreting the codes and answered in excess of 5,000 phone requests for advice and assistance. It also completed several notable enforcement actions, including: the resolution of cases under the Public Officials Code resulting in the imposition of civil penalties and restitution totaling $36,700; and the settlement, under the Lobbyist Code, of a finder’s fee case returning approximately $200,000 to the State’s pension fund. To date, the Finders Fee investigations have recovered almost $3 million for the State.
The State Ethics Commission is strongly committed to the concept of equal opportunity and is an affirmative action employer.