Ethics: Executive Director's Greeting

A Message from Carol Carson, Executive Director, Office of State Ethics  
Knowing the Limits


Thank you for visiting the Web site of the Connecticut Office of State Ethics (OSE). Established in 2005, the agency is committed to ensuring honesty, integrity and accountability in state government through education, interpretation and enforcement of the State of Connecticut Codes of Ethics.

The Code of Ethics tells public officials and state employees what they should do in challenging situations.  Just because we learned right from wrong as children, that does not mean that as adults we automatically know the speed limit everywhere we drive.  Remember that the Office of State Ethics wants to help you understand and get it right! 


Any person may, at any time, request informal advice, either verbal or in writing, regarding the Code of Ethics for Public Officials or the Code of Ethics for Lobbyists. 

Most public officials, lobbyists and other individuals who fall under the OSEís jurisdiction get up every day, go to work, and try to do the best job they can do. For those individuals, the OSE is available to help by providing guidance, advice and education. For those who donít comply with the law, the role of the agency is to vigorously and fairly enforce the law.


Carol Carson, Executive Director  



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