Ethics Training

Second Regular Session of the 29th Legislature

Pursuant to AS24.60.155, 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

First time legislators and legislative employees starting service or employment will complete an ethics course which focuses on a fundamental understanding of the Legislative Ethics Act, AS24.60, and how to comply with it. 

Legislators and legislative employees who have previously completed ethics training are required to complete an ethics training course in 2015.

2017 ETHICS TRAINING


2017 LEGISLATIVE ETHICS TRAINING SCHEDULE
Ethics Training is required for all Legislators and Legislative employees per AS 24.60.155
WHO DATE TIME LOCATION
New and Returning Non-Partisan Staff (LAA, Leg Audit, Finance, Etc.) Tuesday, January 10 9:00 - 11:00
OR
2:00 - 4:00
Juneau
Gym
NEW LEGISLATORS ONLY Wednesday, January 11 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm Juneau
TMOB Rm 104
*Open to any available returning staff.  E-mail reservation required.
See Below.
Thursday, January 12 9:00am - 11:00 am
Juneau
Beltz Room
New Staff working for the House and Senate Friday, January 13 8:30 am - 12:00 Noon Juneau
Gym
*Open to any available returning staff. *FULL* Tuesday, January 17 1:30 - 3:30 Juneau
Beltz Room
Returning Legislators Wednesday, January 18 8:30 am - 10:30 am Juneau
Butrovich-Fahrenkamp Room
Returning Staff Wednesday, January 18 1:30pm - 3:30 pm Gym
Returning Staff Thursday, January 19 8:30 am - 10:30 am
OR
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Gym
Returning Legislators, Leg. Ethics Committee Public Members Monday, January 23 1:30 - 3:30 Juneau
Beltz Room
*Make-Up, Additional New Legislative Employees.
Email reservation required.
See Below.
Wednesday, January 25 8:30am - 11:30am Juneau
Butrovich - Fahrenkamp Room
Final Face-to-Face & Teleconference Tuesday, February 7 9:00 am - 11:00 am Anchorage LIO Conference Room
*Email reservation requests to janice.stewart@akleg.gov.
Please include your choice of time and date.

New employees who are hired after the in-person training sessions are over in January, must complete training within 30 days of notification by the Ethics Office.

Those covered by the Legislative Ethics Act include:

  • Legislators
  • Staff to legislators
  • Support staff to the Legislature (except hourly employees who work as tour guides, teleconference moderators, casual laborers, and supply movers).
    • 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.