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2004 Wis Eth Bd 08 - EMPLOYMENT CONFLICTING WITH OFFICIAL DUTIES; LOBBYING

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A member of a state board should not participate in the consideration of
issues on which the member lobbies on his or her employer’s behalf or on
matters, which affect those issues. If conflicts arise only occasionally, they
may be satisfactorily addressed by abstaining, but when a conflict is
regularly occurring and substantial, the conflict’s cure can come only from the
board member divesting himself or herself of public position or of the private
interest that conflicts with public responsibilities.1

We also advise that a member of a state board not, on behalf of his or her
employer, lobby state government on issues before, or affecting the state
board.