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
September 20, 2022 Regular Meeting 9:30 a.m. See Agenda
October 25, 2022 Regular Meeting 9:30 a.m. TBA
November 15, 2022 Regular Meeting 9:30 a.m. TBA
December 20, 2022 Regular Meeting 9:30 a.m. TBA
January 17, 2023 Regular Meeting 9:30 a.m. TBA
February 21, 2023 Regular Meeting 9:30 a.m. TBA



New Procedural Rules Effective on June 01, 2022

The Independent Ethics Commission has adopted new Rules of Procedure that supersede prior versions of its Rules of Procedure and its Access to Records Rule.  The new rules became effective on June 01, 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.  The IEC has resumed in-person meetings unless otherwise indicated--see meeting agenda notices for specific information.


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