In response to Louisiana Revised Statute 42:1170, all public employees are required to complete one hour of training on the Code of Governmental Ethics beginning in 2012 and each year thereafter. Impacted employees include the following groups: classified, professional, faculty, other academic, contingents/transients, graduate and teaching assistants, and student workers.
The required training can be completed by completing an online training course located on the Ethics Board website here. Upon completion, the employee will be provided with a certificate that documents the completion of the course.
According to the statute, failure to comply with the requirements of training constitutes a violation of the Ethics Code. Any public employee who is found to have violated any provision of any law within the jurisdiction of the Ethics Board can be removed, suspended, or ordered to have a reduction in pay or demotion by the Ethics Board. The board can also impose a fine of not more than ten thousand dollars, or both. Questions about this course can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.