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    Janet Wilson Guest

    Default May a former state agency head, a commissioner for example, be employed by a contractor to the agency?

    Q May a former state agency head, a commissioner for example, be employed by a contractor to the agency?

    A Section 25-4-105(3)(e) addresses successive government and private sector employment. Section 25-4-105(3)e) will not necessarily prohibit a former public servant from being employed by an entity which contracts with his or her former government employer. The law merely prohibits the former public servant from working for pay in the private sector on any matter in which he or she was directly or personally involved while working for the government. Therefore, if the former public servant was not directly concerned with and did not personally participate in the matter in question, then the former public servant may legally accept payment from the private entity to work on that matter. If the former public servant was directly concerned with and did personally participate in the matter in question, then the private entity may still contract with the government, but the former public servant may not be paid in relation to that matter. Since the commissioner would have been personally and directly involved in the execution of the Mississippi contract with his future employer, the commissioner may not work on that contract after leaving state government. The statute provides no time limitation, and the former commissioner will be prohibited from working on that contract as long as the contract is in effect. Consequently, the commissioner can work for the contractor or vendor in other states but cannot work in Mississippi or with his former agency until the current contract is no longer in effect. (Mississippi Ethics Commission Advisory Opinion No. 10-071-E dated August 6, 2010)
    Last edited by Janet Wilson; 01-27-2011 at 11:27 AM.

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