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Ohio Sunshine Laws Training
Date: Monday, May 12, 2014
Time: 1:00 - 4:15 PM
Location: Building H, Room H101
Description: Mandated H.B. 9 Training

The foundation of Ohio’s Sunshine Law is the principle that citizens are much more likely to have both trust and confidence in governmental institutions that are open to public scrutiny. House Bill 9, passed by the 126th Ohio General Assembly, strengthens these important laws and gives the Office of the Ohio Attorney General primary responsibility for ensuring that public officials across the state understand them.
Among other provisions, HB 9 mandates that during each term served in elected office, all elected officials* or their appropriate designees obtain three hours of public records training via a curriculum approved by the Ohio Attorney General.  This mandate applies whether the official was appointed or elected to that office.
*Judges and clerks of court are exempt from this requirement.

Records Management and Retention
Optional Training
Following the Sunshine Law session, an additional hour of (optional) training will be available from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. on records management and document retention for those who are interested.
To register for the session on Ohio’s Sunshine Law, visit the Attorney General’s web site: or call 877-AG-4-OHIO

Ohio Ethics Law
Date: Thursday, June 5, 2014
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Location: Building H, Room H101
Description: Conflicts of Interest....Nepotism....Post-Employment Issues....Representation....
Influence Peddling....Confidentiality....Supplemental Compensation....

Presenter: Susan Willeke, Education and Communications Administrator, Ohio Ethics Commission

The Ohio Ethics Commission promotes ethics in public service to strengthen the public's confidence that government business is conducted with impartiality and integrity.

The Ohio Ethics Law session will provide timely information regarding restrictions in the Ohio Ethics Law and related statutes that pertain to all public servants – including public employees as well as elected and appointed public officials. Private sector parties who are regulated or who do business with public offices are encouraged to attend as well.

Join us at Lakeland to learn:
How to identify and avoid acting on potential conflicts of interest
The definition of public contracts and ethics prohibitions related to public contracts
How to identify potential post-employment requirements
What general assistance is available from the Ohio Ethics Commission to understand and comply with the Ethics Law and related statutes

This session meets the requirements of the Governor's Executive Order
pertaining to Ethics training for public officials and employees.

begins at 6:30 p.m.

View course description and register

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