The Independent Ethics Commission (IEC) is a constitutionally created independent commission and is charged with the implementation of Article XXIX of the Colorado Constitution. The purpose of the IEC is to give advice and guidance on ethics issues arising under Article XXIX of the Colorado Constitution and any other standards of conduct or reporting requirements as provided by law; and to hear complaints, issue findings, and assess penalties and sanctions where appropriate.  The Commission has jurisdiction over all State executive and legislative branch elected officials and employees; the Commission also has jurisdiction over local officials and employees, unless a county or municipality is a home-rule entity that has adopted charters, ordinances, or resolutions that address the matters covered by Article XXIX.  The Commission does not have jurisdiction over judges or employees of the judicial branch. See the IEC's Frequently Asked Questions for more information about the Commission's jurisdiction.

Scheduled Meetings

Meetings of the Independent Ethics Commission are open to the public.  If you wish to attend a meeting but cannot do so in-person, the Commission will make every effort to accommodate a request for telephonic participation.  Please email iecinfo@state.co.us for more information.
Advisory Opinion or Letter Ruling requests and other materials must be submitted to the Independent Ethics Commission at least ten (10) days prior to the next scheduled meeting.


Date Type Time Location
January 18, 2022 Regular Meeting 9:00 a.m. See meeting agenda for location information.
February 15, 2022 Regular Meeting 9:00 a.m. TBA
March 15, 2022 Regular Meeting 9:00 a.m. TBA
April 19, 2022 Regular Meeting 9:00 a.m. TBA
May 17, 2022 Regular Meeting 9:00 a.m. TBA
June 21, 2022 Regular Meeting 9:00 a.m. TBA



Notice of Rulemaking:  Proposed Amendments to IEC Rules

The Independent Ethics Commission has issued a Notice of Rulemaking, proposing to repeal and reenact its Rules of Procedure and its Access to Records Rule.  The Commission invites written public comment on the proposed rules.  Written comments must be received no later than December 31, 2021.  A public meeting on the proposed rules is currently scheduled for February 15, 2022.

COVID-19 Update

At this time, the IEC is conducting business remotely by email (iecinfo@state.co.us) and telephone (720.625.5697).   Business conducted through U.S. Mail or other mail or package carrier will be delayed and the IEC encourages the use of email whenever possible.  IEC meetings will be conducted telephonically or by web conference unless otherwise indicated--see meeting agenda notices for specific information.


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