Rendering advisory opinions to present or former public officials and public employees, or their appointing authorities or employers, regarding such individuals' duties and responsibilities under the Ethics Act.
Prescribing Statement of Financial Interests forms for filing; accepting and reviewing statements of persons required to file; and inspecting such statements to ascertain whether any reporting person has failed to file such statement or has filed a deficient statement.
Accepting and filing information voluntarily supplied that exceeds the requirements of the law.
Preserving statements and reports filed with the Commission for a period of five years, maintaining a master index of statements filed with the Commission, and making statements available for public inspection and copying.
Instructing other state and local agencies in the maintenance of systems which facilitate public access to such statements.
Investigating alleged violations of the Ethics Act; holding hearings, taking testimony, issuing subpoenas, and compelling the attendance of witnesses; and issuing decisions in relation to investigations.
Preparing and publishing an annual report, special reports, educational materials, and technical studies to further the purposes of the Ethics Act.
Prescribing rules and regulations to implement the provisions of the Ethics Act.
Holding at least two public hearings each year to seek input from persons and organizations which represent individuals subject to the Ethics Act and from other interested parties.