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7845.0400 CONFLICT OF INTEREST; IMPROPRIETY.

Subpart 1.

General behavior.

A commissioner or employee shall respect and comply with the law and shall behave in a manner that promotes public confidence in the integrity and impartiality of the commission's decision making process.

Subp. 2.

Actions prohibited.

Commissioners and employees shall avoid any action that might result in or create a conflict of interest or the appearance of impropriety, including:

A.

using public office for private gain;

B.

giving preferential treatment to an interested person or entity;

C.

impeding the efficiency or economy of commission decision making;

D.

losing independence or impartiality of action;

E.

making a commission decision outside official channels; and

F.

affecting adversely the confidence of the public in the integrity of the commission.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 216A.037

History:

12 SR 458

Published Electronically:

January 5, 2010

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