Employees and Commissioners of the Commission on Culture & Tourism (CCT) occupy positions of trust and responsibility that require them to observe the highest ethical standards. Strict compliance with applicable laws, regulations, policies, and directives is an essential aspect of employment with CCT. All employees and Commissioners are required to abide by the Connecticut Code of Ethics. Issued December 30, 2004.
The purpose of this statement is to ensure that all CCT employees and public officials are aware of the Code of Ethics for State Employees, ("Code of Ethics") Conn. Gen. Stat. §1-79, et seq.; to ensure that official actions of department employees and public officials are independent and free from influence; to prevent department employees and public officials from using their position or influence for personal financial benefit; and to encourage public trust in the integrity of the Commission on Culture & Tourism. The Commission, and all other state agencies and departments, are required by P.A. 94-126 to develop and implement a department ethics statement.
In general, CCT employees may not:
- Disclose confidential information gained while employed at CCT;
- Use your position influence or any information for financial benefit for yourself or family members;
- Solicit or accept anything of value or accept any gifts from a lobbyist or representative of a lobbyist. Nor can you accept any gift from, or give a gift to, individuals or entities doing business with or attempting to do business with the state or CCT; or
- Enter into a contract with the state valued at $100 or more unless the contract has been awarded through an open and public process. (This extends to immediate family.)
During work hours, CCT employees may not:
- Participate in political activity while employed by CCT;
- Campaign for a candidate, or use state funds, supplies, vehicles or facilities to promote a candidate, party or issue; or
- Use your position to directly or indirectly influence any political process, including payments, lending of money or anything of value to a party committee, organization, agency or person for political purposes.
After leaving CCT, employees and Commissioners must:
- Comply with certain General Statutes and Regulations, which restrict certain activities after leaving state employment or service. (Please review Connecticut General Statutues 1-84 a and 1-84b and Connecticut Regulations 1-81-31 through 1-81-38.)
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