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.
Commissioners and employees shall avoid any action that might result in or create a conflict of interest or the appearance of impropriety, including:
using public office for private gain;
giving preferential treatment to an interested person or entity;
impeding the efficiency or economy of commission decision making;
losing independence or impartiality of action;
making a commission decision outside official channels; and
affecting adversely the confidence of the public in the integrity of the commission.
MS s 216A.037
12 SR 458
January 5, 2010