April 17, 2013
If you are an employee of the Legislative Branch required to complete Legislative Ethics Training but were unable to make the training classes that were held in January and February of 2013, the training video and PowerPoint handout will be available after May 16, 2013.
If you have any questions regarding ethics training, please contact Linda Leigh at: 269-8179 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Pursuant to AS 24.60.155, all legislators and legislative employees shall complete a legislative ethics course administered by the Select Committee on Legislative Ethics within 10 days of the first day of the first regular session of each legislature.
“New” employees starting service after the Legislative Session has ended must complete ethics training electronically within 30 days of notification by the Ethics office. The training video focuses on a fundamental understanding of the Legislative Ethics Act, AS 24.60, and how to comply with it.
Those covered by the Legislative Ethics Act include:
Alaska Statute 24.60.155. Legislative Ethics Course.
A person who is a legislator, legislative employee, or public member of the committee shall complete a legislative ethics course administered by the committee under AS 24.60.150(a)(4) within 10 days of the first day of the first regular session of each legislature. However, a person who first takes office or begins employment after the 10th day of the first regular session of a legislature shall complete the course required by this section within 30 days after the person’s first day of service and, thereafter, as required by this section. The committee may grant a person additional time to complete the course required by this section.
Alaska Statute 24.60.150(a)(4). Duties of the Committee.
The committee shall within 10 days of the first day of each regular session of the legislature and at other times determined by the committee, administer two types of legislative ethics courses that teach means of compliance with this chapter and are designed to give an understanding of this chapter’s purpose under AS 24.60.010; one course, for returning legislators, legislative employees, or public members of the committee, shall refresh knowledge and review compliance issues; a separate course shall be designed to give first-time legislators, legislative employees, public members of the committee a fundamental understanding of this chapter and how to comply with it.