Ethics Training & Requirements

2013 ETHICS TRAINING

Legislative employees who have not completed ethics training in 2013 must complete the On-Line Video Ethics Training course within 30 days after notification by the Ethics Office. 

The video will follow a Powerpoint presentation. Please print a copy to reference while viewing the video to add personal notes, write down questions, or highlight sections needing clarification. 

To view each training video segment, employees must sign in with their legislative “user name” and “password.” 

Example:       

User Name:  ldpcjhh
Password:     *********

If you are a legislative employee and do not have a user name and password, please contact Linda Leigh for a temporary login and password.  She can be reached at linda.leigh@akleg.gov or at 269-8179.  

Notification of completion of the training will be sent to the Ethics Office.  Employees will also receive notification via email. 

If you do not work for the state of Alaska Legislature, and would like to view the training video, please contact the Ethics Office at ethics.committee@akleg.gov or Linda Leigh at (907) 269-8179 or linda.leigh@akleg.gov.

Click here for the On-Line Ethics Training Video

Background Information

Beginning in 2008, legislators and all staff under the legislative umbrella must complete an ethics training course during the first regular session of each legislature. 

Those covered by the Legislative Ethics Act include:  

  • Legislators
  • Staff to legislators
  • Support staff to the Legislature (except hourly employees)
    • Senate Secretary’s office
    • House Clerk’s office
    • House/Senate Records
    • Administrative Services
    • Information and Teleconferencing
    • Legal and Research
    • Reference Library
    • Print Shop
    • Supply
    • Maintenance
    • Information Services
    • Security
  • Finance Division
  • Audit Division.
  • Office of the Ombudsman
  • Office of Victims’ Rights
  • Public Members of the Ethics Committee

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.

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