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Conflict of Interest Law / Ethics Online Training


The State Ethics Commission has recently launched its conflict of interest law training course in a new online learning platform.

All state, county, and municipal employees, including members of boards and commissions, must complete online training as required by General Laws c. 268A, § 28 within 30 days of becoming employed, elected, or appointed as a public official, and every two years thereafter. The law also requires all public employees to annually acknowledge that they have received a summary of the conflict of interest law.  

Using the Training Portal

1.   To access the training and summary acknowledgment, please visit the online portal (Chrome browser is recommended).
2.   You will be instructed to create an account for the Training Portal.  Enter your work email address and create a unique password for the portal.
3.   Once the registration process is complete you will be emailed a link to begin completing your training and education requirements. The training is                  approximately one hour long.
4.   Once the training is complete, your certificate of completion will be stored in the online platform. You do not need to print or forward the               
      certificates to anyone unless directed otherwise.
5.   Listed next to the Conflict of Interest Law Training is "Acknowledge Receipt of the Summary of the Conflict-of Interest Law for Municipal                                  Employees." Click this link to review the Conflict of Interest Law Summary and then please launch and complete the acknowledgment.

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According to the State Ethics Commission, positions that may be exempted from the ethics training requirements include short-term temporary or seasonal compensated positions, in which employees do not have or exercise governmental authority and do not participate in or have responsibility for government decision-making, contracting, hiring, investigation, or any other discretionary governmental action.

Effective January 1, 2024, the following positions are exempt from the state ethics online training requirement for Webster Public Schools:

  • Substitute Teachers who work less than one day per week
  • Substitutes (Custodians, Food Service Workers, Nurses, etc.) who work less than one day per week
  • Seasonal Athletic Coaches

Call or email the District Business Manager at x40010, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent at x40011 or Assistant Town Administrator/HR Director at 508-949-3900 x1005 with any questions.